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AROUND MT. JEFFERSON IN '39 (Continued)
not be seen from the summit and it was much bigger and rougher than we had expected. Nightfall came all too soon and we were still going up and down moraines. Since we had our bags with us, we decided to stop for the night. Our food consisted of a dry sandwich and some tea. The next morning (after more tea) we started out for Jefferson Park. Between us and the Park however, was the deep canyon of White Water Glacier. It took us two hours to get to the bottom and then there were many small streams to cross. It was the middle of the third day that we finally climbed up into BEAUTIFUL JEFFERSON PARK.
Karl Onthank and John L. Barber, Jr., were recently in Dallas, Texas and Pensacola, Florida on a Civilian Navy Orientation Cruise. Karl arrived home sooner than expected from this trip and found himself locked out. He found Ruth at our Potluck---that's one way to get people out!!!
Jim Jeppesen attended a Publicity Chairman instruction class conducted by the Eugene Register-Guard. He took notes and obtained a booklet to give to the Club Publicity Chairman when appointed.
There is a sassy new '57 model sitting on the driveway at 2181 Washington Street.
Durward "Doc" Boyle was married recently, lives over on Riverview St---all I know! Congratulations, Doc! He's a recent new member and quite a climber.
Art Johnson, an ex-Obsidian, and a lawyer is back in association with his father and brother, and James Harrang, after serving with the Army in Europe.
PRINCESSES TALK, EAT, MAKE XMAS PARTY PLANS
At a very pleasant meeting at Princess A1pine Glow's (Arlene), where Pinky Parakeet was the show-off star of the evening, plans were made for the Annual Xmas Party, with Pres. Vine Maple (Dorothy) taking the lead in planning, in cooperation with the entertainment committee (see page 3). Hostesses for the December Party for the Princesses will be Melody (Helen H.), Alpine Phlox (Frances), Alpine Fir (Lorena), and Orange Blossom (Mary C.); they'll welcome all princesses at Mary's, 1930 Todd St., on Monday, December 17, 8 P.M. Each Princess will bring a gift (not over $1), for the exchange.
REBEL ROCK RECOLLECTIONS
A magnificent view of the snow-capped Cascade peaks - Jefferson, the Three Sisters, Little Brother, Bachelor and Diamond Peak in the new or eastern Cascades and Pyramid, Olallie, and Rebel Peak in the old or western Cascades - was the reward of 5 hikers on Saturday, Nov. 24, -- when they traveled the Rebel Rock trail to Olallie Mountain Vantage Point.
The hikers - Margaret Markley, Betty and Ken Metzler, Frances and Keith Newsom - left a cold and fog-bound Eugene, and were both pleased and surprised to find sunshine, no wind, and a dry trail. The first cache of warm clothing was made half a mile up the trail. The green foliage and flowers were missed, but it was interesting to see what they had hidden - large sugar pine cones along the trail, moss-covered rocks, little streams coming down the steep hillside, crossing the trail and forming delightful pools as they continued to join the cascading, nameless creek that flows south of the trail.
Birds seen or heard include the Harris woodpecker, nuthatch, chickadee, Junco, kinglet, and red-tailed hawk. Rocks high on the hillside above the two mile sign attracted our attention and we climbed up to see them. As usual they were farther away than we thought, so we decided that another trip should be made to explore them. Snow was found in the meadow beyond the three mile marker and on the ridge above Fire Camp 7. A visit to the tilted meadow with its sagebrush surrounded by conifers showed the plants looking grayer than ever and this season's flower-clusters still attached. We wondered why this sage brush (Artemesia tridentata) commonly found in eastern Oregon should be growing west of the Cascades, and whether it was left over from a former warm-dry plant association.
Continuing, we admired the true firs, a huge pine with its load of cones, an old cherry tree, rock formations, green sedum, the cloudless blue sky, and the view across the South Fork of the McKenzie. The air was so clear that even Mary's Peak could be seen. Water from the spring near the cabin was as refreshing as ever. From there we continued up the hill to the ridge where we camped last July and on to the viewpoint from which we looked across the forested slopes to the exciting snow peaks of the eastern Cascades. As we thrilled to the view we fervently hoped that this beautiful vista and the Three Sisters Wilderness would remain inviolate for others to study, explore, and enjoy.
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