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PAGE FOUR THE OBSIDIAN NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1950
Winter Outing, Trails, Mountaineering, Summer Outing, Three Sisters Mountains, and a Wild Area number. The annual cost of the papers was approximately $200.
Dorr Hamlin informed the Club that the Lodge is in fine condition and ready always for use by all Obsidians.
Helen Erickson and her committee clipped and filed all articles of our club in a scrapbook, and will sponsor the Obsidian Picture Contest Nov. 15. (See Page 3)
Summer Camp this year was held at String Lake in the Teton National Forest, Aug. 6-20, attended by 37 members traveling by Greyhound bus and 9 by private cars. This was the first trip of this type to be attempted by the club and it was a howling success! 6 members drove over or stopped in for short visits at camp and many wonderful trips were scheduled. Committee: Roy Temple, Chairman; Don Temple, John King, Ray Sims.
MOUNTAINEERING AND TEAMWORK (Continued)
ing stone or of a straggler getting lost trying to find the way back to camp in the dark or in a storm, often crystallizes into fact.
That is why leaders of large group climbs have to be mountaineers of experience, good judgment and responsibility, have plenty of consideration for the weaker and inexperienced members and the ability to command respect enough to enforce their decisions. Caught out in a storm, party leaders need all this and plenty of old-fashioned guts besides if everyone is to get back to camp safe--and happy.
A large group climb is a cooperative enterprise. People should know what is expected of them before they join one. Many a time I have seen one over-timid or out-of-condition climber hold up 25 climbers. If you are unwilling to give up some of your personal tastes, such as starting and stopping when you please, going your own gait, stepping out of line to take pictures, changing clothes, eating and drinking when you feel like it, or carrying your axe and crampons so as to jab your companions, you had much better stay out of big party climbs.
On the other hand if you are a fellow who likes to do things with a group of friends, who enjoys contributing your share toward the group's success in overcoming a difficult objective, or if you have a flair for initiating newcomers into your favorite sport; in a word if you like to participate in good teamwork while combatting colossal natural obstacles, then a large mountain climbing expedition is just your meat.
And not the least of the pleasures of mountaineering are talking over an interesting climb afterwards and looking at the pictures. A big group can always stage a more satisfactory "get together" of this kind than a small one.
WATCH FOR an announcement concerning the Obsidian Christmas Party. It has been tentatively set for December 17, and will probably be a potluck or buffet supper! at the Washington St. Recreation Center. Lots of fun for everyone!
NOTE: TRIP LEADERS
George Jack -- Phone 4-2127 -- is the Official Club Reporter. Please call him and he will see that your announcements of trips or entertainments are given prompt and interesting notices in the Register-Guard.
Lloyd Plaisted 1260 Monroe St.
Sponsors: Virginia Drake, Ray Sims
SECT. 34.66 P.L.&R.
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