Daily miles – 2.5
Total miles – 2094
Beautiful morning walking up to Timberline Lodge this morning. It was breezy on the mountain, and the light was wonderful, lighting up the grasses and peak of Mt Hood.
We had long been anticipating our arrival at Timberline Lodge. The breakfast buffet is well known on the trail as one of the best, if not the best meal to be found. We had just got word that our good friend Qball would also be driving out to Timberline to hang out for the day as well, so we were excited to see him as well. Ace, Mountain Man’s wife was also coming out for the day as she was bringing Mountain Man’s Mom out to hike the section from Timberline to Cascade Locks. Lots of reunion and people to look forward to seeing.
The buffet did not disappoint. It was all excellent food and we all were satisfied. After eating, Qball and Beardoh started a string of table tennis games in the Timberline gameroom. Gazelle headed off to catch a bus to Portland around 11 am (to meet up with her boyfriend)… So we bid her farewell for a week until she catches back up to us.
Ace and Carol arrived mid-afternoon, and we grabbed some tacos at a place close to our motel down in the village of Government Camp. We took care of town tasks (showers, laundry, and some work stuff) and closed out the day with a pizza at the brewery.