Trail magic of ice cold soda and cheese crackers at Santiam Pass where I met a friend of Lloyd's who was refilling the water cache. Today is opening day of deer hunting and I saw many hunters; three groups hiked by with deer heads and meat. Many great views of the mountain Three Fingered Jack as we hiked toward, then around and then past her. Nice view with wildflowers in the foreground. The northern sloops had patches of snow including some on the trail. Then huckleberries a plenty alone the trail. Starting to get views of Mt. Jefferson. Camped at Rockpile Lake with Damsel and her dog Lucy, Kristo, the New Zealander Trip, and Cactus and Extra Credit. Mile 2022.