Timberline Lodge is an amazing structure, a huge Cascade beam construct designed to put depression-era men back to work. When we left it, I realized that I had never appreciated its function as a shelter and haven until the hurricane force winds and rain of the night before. Sound, safe and beautiful all at once.
Any Minute and I climbed down to the Zigzag River, then up again in order to drop to the Sandy River. Storms threatened throughout the day, putting us in perpetual wind and fog. We camped high above the Sandy's canyon, taking the first day back slowly and lightly to monitor the offending ankle.