Very windy and dusty night sleep. The slopes of Mt Hood are basically sand, and while we were in a little area that had trees, it wasn’t much to stop the wind or the sand. Everything in my hammock was sandy, and the other hikers in the tents didn’t fair much better.
We had some tea and coffee inside the Timberline Lodge with JJs parents and some other hikers and then headed up the slope and continued on the PCT.
It was a good day of hiking. Warm but not hot at the elevation we were at. Great trail tread for most of the day. We started to get views of Mt Adams in the distance today. Each time we pass a volcanic mountain, we get another one in the distance to walk toward a few days away.
In the afternoon, we came upon some trail magic. Leana and Kris from the Cascade Women’s Hiking club came out and soda, chips, wraps, fruit and other goodies. We have been so lucky with trail magic. Just when we think that there won’t be anymore, someone comes along with some great stuff. I really had no idea there would be this much trail magic.
Walked the afternoon with Bronco and Macho Taco. Camped with Macho Taco and my normal crew. Wasnt a lot of tent options where we wanted to stop, and we kept walking till we found a good spot for the tenters and found a spot just a few minutes before we needed our headlamps.
I am still enjoying the hammock quite a bit. There hasn’t been much issue finding trees at all.. its been good for the warm nights that we have experienced lately as well.
Daily Distance: 27
Trip Distance: 2,126.2