Markv hit it just about right. It took us abiut 2.5 hours from Timberline to the top of the Palmer lift where we set up camp. We could have made better time, but it was a beautiful day and we were always stopping and looking around... enjoying our hike. I plan on doing the trip again in a few years when my 9 year old is ready to climb Hood and I'll camp on the mountain again. Enjoy.