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Volume IV Eugene, Oregon, June, 1941 No. 4
Obsidians To Camp At East Lake For Annual Outing, August 3-17
Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Obsidian rock specimens, Campfire Programs, and No Mosquitoes!
It’s going to be a lot of fun, folks—our summer outing, but, of course, they always are great sport. This year we go to East lake, in Newberry Crater, on the Deschutes national forest. The camp will be situated at the north end of the lake, which is about 150 miles from Eugene, by way of the Willamette highway. Tell all your friends—remember, the outing is not restricted to members of the club.
East lake, and Paulina lake which is nearby, nestle within an old, partially broken-down crater, caused by the volcanic destruction of old Newberry Mountain. This mountain system is now known as the Paulina mountains, a group distinct and separate from the Cascades. There is no known outlet to East lake. Fishing is generally excellent throughout the season, and
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Find Snow Plentiful
Snow-clad Diamond Peak provided an interesting climb for a party of five, led by Sterling Behnke, on June 1. The group left Summit lake before 7 a.m., and reached the top by 1 p.m. They found snow all along the trail, and also encountered storms. The record box was buried under several feet of snow.
Those on the trip were Sterling, Thelma Watson, Jane Walsh, Bob Edwards and Jeannette Whitty.
Tenderfoot Trip, Many Interesting Climbs On Summer Schedule
JUNE 22—“DEAFY” SMITH’S—Through Bend and down the highway to this unusual man’s home, where with thousands of rocks, and concrete, other building materials, he has constructed castles, fortresses, bridges, all sorts of fantastic creations. No climb, but a long, enjoyable drive through exhilirating country. Ray Sims, Philip Park.
JUNE 20—BOX CANYON—A trip near home for a change. Up the McKenzie south fork and the box canyon road-scenery guaranteed. A short, sharp hike to Irma Belle lakes, and maybe the party will wind on down through a dense forest, afterwards, to Oakridge and home thataway. Harold Trotter, Dorris Bunnell.
JULY 5-6—Wolf Rock (and alternate trip, Iron Mt.) Leaders of the Wolf Rock trip are those two old wolves, Bryan Ryan and Bailey Castelloe. We are fortunate to have a special permit from the Forest Service to go into this country. Wolf Rock, it is said, is quite a climb and the first person up is entitled to howl. Iron mountain is described as an easy jaunt for those who run more to the coyote or fox terrier class. It is six miles in, an overnight trip, in the Santiam country.
JULY 13—Tenderfoots climb the Middle Sister on this day. Miner Hamlin is leader and the other chiefs are assisting as before. Guess there’s not much else to say about this familiar little elevation.
JULY 20—Shall we go to Jefferson Park or shall we climb
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Blanche Osborn Wins Top Place In Meet; Is Honored By Club
Statewide recognition came to the Obsidian club in late April, when Blanche Osborn captured the downhill, slalom and combined championships in class C in the first women’s class B-C meet at Timberline lodge. Blanche’s time in the downhill was 1:26, and :34.8 and :34 for an aggregate 1:08.6 in the slalom. Her point total was 141.
Ruth Carlsen placed third in the downhill, tenth in the slalom and fifth in the combined.
Jean Lafferty was eighth in the class C downhill, fourth in the slalom, and third in the combined.
To honor Blanche, members of the club presented her with a mounted Obsidian arrowhead at the picnic at Silver Creek falls on May 25. The arrowhead has been awarded only a few times before to those who have made outstanding contributions to the club.
Name New Chairman
Appointment of Bob Wilson as outing committee chairman and approval of a motion to grant members in military service the privileges of membership were among the items of business discussed at the May board meeting with Dr. Gullion.
Bob was named as a member of the board following the resignation of Sterling Behnke, and is serving with Glen Sims
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