It’s often hard waking up in a bed knowing you are headed back to the trail. It’s far less difficult knowing you are leaving the bed for a breakfast buffet. That’s exactly what we did, we hit the breakfast buffet with Bob in the morning for a smorgasbord of breakfast goodies. Then, he dropped us on the trail where we left off.
From highway 26 we slackpacked up to Timberline Lodge, where we met Bob again for lunch. After our second buffet of the day we somehow managed to get ourselves off down the trail for another 9 miles.