After several days of progress, I found I had to leave the trail again as I rode south from Mt. Hood. I had passed through Lake Timothy and all the way to Olallie Lake, but south of there Mt. Jefferson loomed, and hikers who had come through talked of terrible conditions. I'm going to give it another week, and possibly look into an alternate route. I did find an alternate to the Three Sisters area, a trail to Green Lakes, which runs parallel to the PCT but on the eastern side and at a lower elevation. It will allow me to complete that area and then head up to Washington, leaving only this short section around Mt. Jefferson and Three-Fingered Jack to come back to in order to be done with the rest of Oregon.