We were up early with thoughts of the famous restaurant food at Timberline Lodge. We had 20 miles to get there, and wanted plenty of time to get there to eat and look around. We did take a .1 mile side trip to Little Crater Lake first thing in the morning. This is a deep, crystal clear spring formed by the collapse of the underlying rock. It reminded us of Blue Springs in Florida, but we didn’t see any manatees here. Along the way to Timberline, we crossed 2100 miles and entered the Mt. Hood wilderness. The PCT really makes you work hard to get to Timberline. The last few miles to the lodge gain 1700′ and the last 500′ are in loose sand. Oh well, nothing is easy on the PCT. We got to the lodge at 3:30 – not bad for 20 miles. We decided to stay the night at the lodge so that we could do laundry and shower and have plenty of time at the various eateries. The real fun happens tomorrow, however, when we get to take on the famous breakfast buffet.