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2 The Obsidian, September 1958
THE OBSIDIAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Ray Sims DI 4-9546
Vice President Jim Jeppesen DI 5-3028
Secretary Lillian Johnson DI 5-6338
Board Members: The above and Natalie Morgan, Henry Carlson, Karl Onthank, Bob Medill, Bob Frazier.
Editor: Bob Frazier, DI 5-1551 or 5-6000
Four new senior, active members were accepted by the board of directors at the September meeting.
JANE HILT, who attended the Green lakes summer camp, has climbed all three of the Sisters and Broken Top.
DWIGHT BERREMAN, who teaches physics at the University of Oregon, was on the Hood climb in the storm last June.
ALAN REID, a U. S. forester from Mapleton, always arrives late, because he has so much farther to drive, but he always seems to get there. He has been with the club on climbs of Three Fingered Jack, Mt. Thielsen, Mt. Hood, the South Sister, the Bachelor and Mt. Washington.
FRANK JONES, whose first Obsidian trip was the climb of Red Top last June, has spent a busy summer with the club. He is a retired Navy CPO who is spending the beginning of his retirement as a student at the University of Oregon. He was at the Green Lakes summer camp from which he climbed the South Sister twice and Broken Top twice. Earlier he had climbed the Middle Sister. He ended his climbing summer on the ascent of Jefferson Labor Day.
The applications of several others who took part in club activities this summer have been received since the September meeting of the board. These applications will be acted upon at the October board meeting, following the annual meeting and reorganization of the board for the coming year. Application blanks are available at Hendershott's. They need the signatures of two senior active members to receive board consideration.
A 20-Hour Climb Of Mt. Jefferson
Sixteen Obsidians and guests learned on Labor Day weekend why Mt. Jefferson has the kind of reputation it has. They spent 20 hours on the mountain and then got in a rain storm as they tried to catch some well-earned sleep.
Led by Lloyd Plaisted the group camped at Hunts Cove, south of the Mountain. In this climb they followed the approximate route of the pioneer climbers who made a first ascent of this mountain in 1888.
Weather was good the day of the climb, although a strong wind made climbers glad for their parkas, most of which were worn with the hoods up. A bright blue sky and perfect visibility rewarded them.
Lloyd, Pat Stahl and Ron Green made up an advance party which took the traditional route up the pinnacle. They felt it not good for so large a party. So Lloyd found a new route -- to the west and the north, over the head of Milk Creek glacier and toward Russell Glacier. This was a quick route to the top, once it was found. But it was late and climbers had just time to sign the book before coming down. Making the trip were:
Lloyd, Pat, Ron, Jim Sims, Frank Jones, Jim Richardson, Bob Green, Jim Dotson, Lorena Shim, Doris Shinn, Jim Ball, Mildred Ball, Joe Frazier, Bob Frazier, Armin Wehrle, Bruce Johnson (assistant leader). Doris Sims, who had been up the mountain several times before, stayed at the Red Saddle.
Coming down the wind grew worse and the group, already late, was slowed by darkness. One group arrived at Hunts Cove at 9 p.m., the other at 11 p.m. They had got up at 2 a.m. and left at 3.
The late group, too tired to eat, went directly to bed, only to wake up about 2 to find it raining. They slept through it on the theory that there are worse things than wet sleeping bags. Some got up at 5 packed their gear and packed out the 5½ miles to the Pamelia road with no breakfast -- somewhat miserable, but thoroughly pleased with the weekend.
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