Mile 2070 to Timberline Lodge, 24 miles
Cost: Shared a King room at Timberline Lodge with Howard, KC & Shepherd, $86 pp including breakfast
We were up at 4:45am and hiking in the dark for the first 20 minutes or so. Howard was staying somewhere nearby and had offered to bring us lunch so I had messaged him two major roads that we would be crossing, we settled on Highway 26.
We stayed for a couple of hours then said goodbye and continued on the last 11 miles towards Timberline lodge. After 5 miles we came to highway 35 where Shepherd had been met by friends and they had brought trail magic too. We sat down and chatted with his friends while eating donuts and drinking beer… Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow!
Shepherd, KC and I said goodbye to his friends and all set off together for the last 5 mile uphill climb to Timberline lodge.
Timberline lodge is incredibly kind to hikers, I never would’ve let me in after 7 days of no shower, covered in sand and dirt and smelling like a rotten piece of fruit! But they did 🙂
KC and I had been talking about Timberline lodge and what we wanted to eat there, on a daily basis for weeks now! I was set on steak… KC likes steak too. We were offered a 50 ounce steak… I’m not so good at ounces and pounds but it sounded decent so the three of us shared it and Shepherd watched on in amazement! It was definitely too big for one but the three of us devoured it up and still had room for the huckleberry pie for dessert 🙂