My main breakfast course then came: chicken on a biscuit with bacon and a fried egg, topped with gravy. Also amazing.
I headed to the Trout Lake Grocery to resupply and kick back. Turns out this place has a great selection of hiker foods for reasonable prices. I was able to get two days of food, a small sandwich, and a beer for $21. Deal! They told me about a community Saturday market across the street and I headed over for my second huckleberry cinnamon roll of the day.
After hitching out of Trout Lake, I had a mellow but ambitious day to do 21 miles to the Lava Rock Spring. Most of the hike had me covering about a quarter of Mt. Adams’ circumference, but I never really got a good, solid vantage of it. Here’s one of the better ones I got, in addition to the main Photo:
And here’s the spring near where I camped:
The campsite was being used by a cool group of five southbound hikers. They may end up being the last SOBO hikers I see, considering how late it is in the season!
Main Photo: The trail winding near Mt. Adams on August 24.