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PAGE 4 THE OBSIDIAN FEBRUARY 1954
With Spring just around the corner, all Obsidians look forward to exploring the countryside. Here are some of the trips your COMMITTEE has planned:
FEB. 21ST - ROW RIVER - DORENA DAM and surroundings. An interesting trip and who knows, maybe a trillium will be discovered.
FEB. 28TH - DAY TRIP TO THE COAST - SILTCOOS OUTLET and surroundings. A lovely time of year at the beach, and a favorite spot of all.
MAR. 6 & 7 - WINTER OUTING AT MT. HOOD -- MAZAMA LODGE.
MAR. 7TH - EXPLORING NEW ADDITIONS TO HENDRICKS PARK and surrounding area. Early wild flowers should be very much in evidence.
MAR. 15TH - WHITE BRANCH SKI AREA -- Lots of fun in the snow and you don't have to just ski, bring along a sled or snow shoes.
MAR. 21ST - Oops -- don't throw away that old lard can, we may need it for the HOBO BREAKFAST AND HIKE at Armitage Park. Watch for further announcement of time and details. Bring your friends.
MAR. 28TH - Keith Newsom promises a fine day of hiking on SPENCERS BUTTE. A good view of an ever-changing panorama-Eugene.
MAR. 28TH - FOR SKIERS -- A CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR AROUND BEAUTIFUL ODELL LAKE.
APR. 11TH - CRATER LAKE BY BUS -- watch for details.
Did you know the Forest Service reports that over 20,000 folks used the two ski areas in the Willamette Forest last year --- and 65,000 made use of the Forest Camps and picnic areas--and more than 50,000 were fishermen -- poor fish!
Following two successive fire seasons of record-breaking severity, the 1953 season set new records for low fire danger in Western Oregon and Washington according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Pacific NW Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon. The low danger is reflected in the fire record. The U.S. Forest Service and forestry offices of both states all report the lowest acreage burned since fire records have been kept. A cool, wet spring, above normal relative humidities during the summer, general rains in late August, and recurring fall rains were largely responsible.
BOARD NOTES ...
February Board meeting was held at the home of Ray Cavagnaro (for lack of a club house). Here are the highlights of reports and action taken:
Bailey Castelloe reported the contractor is working on plans and costs of the Obsidian Club house -- we will have some building figures soon.
Thelma Watson reported on Trips. 15 Obsidians and friends made the trip to Richardson's Butte on January 24, led by new Princess Mildred Ball. Not only did the group have clear cool weather and some snow, but they saw 3 deer. 14 made the trip to Dillard Hill on February 7, led by Margaret Lemon, also 14. The group reported this trip very successful with nothing to hamper their view of the South Sister. This was Margaret's "first" as a leader, and she did an outstanding job.
Heard plans for the CLIMBING SCHOOL to be held the latter part of April and the first of May. There will be six lessons in all with 2 indoor and 4 outdoor sessions. Watch for further announcements, and remember if you know how to climb, you know what to do when an emergency does arise. Townspeople are especially welcome at this school.
Read an appeal from our friends the Seaveys to help keep destructive trespassers off their property! Guns, dogs, etc., are prohibited, especially during the lambing season Obsidians are requested to obtain permission from the Seaveys before crossing the property.
Ray Sims was appointed as Obsidian representative to the Eugene Park and Recreation Commission and the Lane County Recreation Commission.
Ray Sims read a very appreciative letter from the Sierra Club thanking him for his help with their plan for Green Lakes Summer Camp.
The Mazamas have helped us select a camp site for our Summer Outing at Mt. Hood - August 1 to 1 to 15th.
SECT. 34.66 P.L.&R.
Remember the George Washington Birthday Party Thursday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m.-River Rd. Clubhouse - Refreshments!
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