After hiking about five miles hiking I arrived at the historic Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood. It’s a pretty cool place and was the location where much of the movie “The Shining” was filmed.
Pacific Crest Trail hikers are drawn to the lodge by the excellent all you can eat buffet. I arrived as the breakfast buffet was ending, so decided to wait in the lobby an hour for the lunch buffet at 11:30.
The lobby has a historic feel and was bustling with activity. A dozen or so hikers, lodge guests, and a man giving tours who kept standing on various pieces of furniture to demonstrate how well constructed they were. The food was excellent too.
The PCT was a busy place as I hiked north from Timberline Lodge. Day hikers, weekend backpackers, and a Boy Scout troop. It’s no wonder with the beautiful views of Mount Hood, forests, and waterfalls.
It felt good to be back on the Pacific Crest Trail after two days resting in the motel. Pleasant weather and my leg felt good. The hike was mostly through dense forests. Passed Timothy Lake, the very interesting Little Crater Lake and the 2,100 mile mark. My leg got a little tired late in the day. Met Deb at Barlow Pass.
Mile 2053.6 (Olallie Lake) to Mile 2073.7 (Warm Springs River)
The Pacific Crest Trail winds through the dense forests of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Part of the trail was closed until recently because of forest fire. Fortunately only a few tenths of a mile burned and the trail was recently reopened.
My shin continues to be painful and slow me down, especially hiking downhill.