Opening Statement

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach
~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Friday, August 5, 2022

Olallie Lake to Timberline Lodge - 8/2/2022 to 8/4/2022


Mount Hood 

Christine drove Lori and me to the trailhead at Olallie Lake, finishing the last few miles on a gravel road.  Olallie Lake was the northern limit of the fire closure order when we hiked this section.

After hiking through a burn area we were in healthy forest for most of the hike.  There were a few picturesque spots leading up to Mount Hood, which really is the star of this section. 

Our mileages we're about 12, 17, 15, and 6.  The last day we made it to Timberline Lodge at 9:30 am and enjoyed their famous breakfast buffet.  Lori ate an equivalent of approximately three meals by piling her plate high.

After eating we got Lori's resupply box and then said our goodbyes.  My arthritic knee had become stiff, painful, and maybe a little unstable, so I went back to Portland while Lori hiked on 

The trip back to Portland consisted of two buses, one light rail trip and a walk of less than a mile to our friends house.  The trip cost $4.25 total, which seemed incredibly cheap to me, and it was also pretty quick.

Not too many photos in the album this time, but a few good shots of Mount Hood.

Olallie Lake to Timberline Lodge 2022

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