Still feeling weak but it's good to be back on the trail and having Sybille's company during my birthday week on the trail. We were able to get a trail angel, Lloyd, to stage a car and hike the Elk Lake to McKenzie Pass section as planned before I got sick. Yesterday we had a nice camp by Sisters Mirror Lake. Starting to get good views of 3 Fingers Jack, Jefferson, Washington, and just a hint of Mt Hood. The haze from the fires is finally lifting. Climbing through the lava fields and up over cinder cones and volcanic features is adding a new twist to this exciting adventure.