My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.
View Lake to Ollalie Lake
Timothy Lake to 3 miles above Little Crater Lake
Such a positive and relaxing day.
I woke up at 4:00 AM concerned about the next reroute. The few miles I did walk on road yesterday killed my feet and I think aggravated my plantar fasciitis. I looked at the maps and the whole reroute was on road. So change of plan. I was hoping to see Drop n’ Roll and get a ride from Ollalie Lake, the beginning of detour, to Timothy Lake, the end of the reroute.
Just as I was almost to Ollalie Lake, here comes Drop n’ Roll walking up the trail. It was so good to see her again.
Turns out she not only was ready to transport me, but also had a ton of great quality food ready in her car for any hikers we might see. How fine is that?
Coincidently, at Timothy Lake there was a group of southbounders that needed a ride. Drop n’ Roll quickly pulled out her portable barbecue, cooked hamburgers with refreshments, chips and brownies.
Drop n’ Roll is nursing a stress fracture and is wearing a supportive boot. We decided to meet at Little Crater Lake and hike/camp together for a few miles. Even with that boot she walked quickly. She hauled beer, fresh sandwiches, and brownies for dinner and we enjoyed all of it around a campfire talking trail. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Tomorrow I will be traversing around Mount Hood with a resupply at famous Timberline Lodge. I have always wanted to stay at the lodge and hoping it works out.