Walking through the Mt. Jefferson area was quite the surprise. Most thru-hikers talked about walking 30+ miles per day through Oregon, but it was days like today I was happy hiking around 20. With plenty of time, I relaxed at Milk Creek for lunch, with an amazing view and the white noise of water rushing downhill, it was a wonderful place to wait out the heat of the day.
There was a intense uphill at the end of the day which led me to a campsite (size for 1 tent) which was the #2 in terms of my favorite campsites on the PCT. Sitting up on a ridge, it provided the first good view of Mt. Hood and the final incredible view of Mt. Jefferson. Combine that with a cloudless sunset, warm temperatures, little to no wind and I was left with the recipe for a spectacular campsite.