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The Obsidian - April 1959 3
Skyliners Branch Out
Bend's Skyliners, which used to be a climbing organization and then gave up on climbing in favor of skiing only, will be back in the climbing field again this summer. At first, says the Bend Bulletin, the Bend group will stick to the less difficult peaks and will take quite a few trips into the back country, with the difficult climbs coming in future years,
The Highway Commission has been asked make a survey for relocating the South Santiam Highway between Mountain House and Tombstone Summit. This is the area so often closed by slides. The suggested route would be to the north of Iron Mtn.
Paul and Helen Weiser will show slides at the May 4 Friendly House Meeting.
Why no bulletin last month? Because we have been having only 10 a year and two months (one fall, one spring) have to be missed.
Now that summer and the busy season is at hand, please keep the news rolling in. Telephone Bob Frazier at 5-6000 or 5-1551 with news or with ideas for the bulletin. We're especially eager again this year to get in the names of all successful climbers.
Obsidians were saddened in March, and the board voted sympathy to the family of Bob Aufderheide upon the death of the Willamette National Forest supervisor. In his fairly short tenure in Eugene, Bob was well known to Obsidians. Those of us who had the pleasure of accompanying him into the forests he loved found him a delightful companion, a challenging conversationalist and a great human being with a real love of the out of doors.
New Topographic Maps Show Area of Cascades
U.S. Topographic maps of the "old Cascades" area have been revised and enlarged. Several of them, in print for years at a scale of 1:125,000 or two miles to the inch have been split into four, at a scale of 1:62,500 or one mile to the inch as well as being brought up to date on "culture," roads and other detail.
Following is a list of the new U.S. maps that will be of particular interest:
From the old Mill City quadrangle: Mill City, Battle Ax, Quartzville and Detroit.
From McKenzie Bridge: Caseadia, Echo Mountain, Blue River and McKenzie Bridge.
From Waldo Lake: Sardine Butte, Chucksney Mountain, Oakridge and Waldo Lake.
From Diamond Lake: Toketee Falls, Summit Lake, Garwood Butte and Diamond Lake.
From Lowell: Lowell, Hardesty Mountain, Culp Creek and Fairview Peak.
The southern half of the old Mt. Hood quadrangle has been republished as High Rock and Mt. Wilson.
It is hoped that by next year the quadrangles to the south of Hood (Mt. Jefferson, Three Sisters, Maiden Peak and Chemult) may be cut into four, increased in scale and brought up to date.
A year or two ago the old (1898) Port Orford quadrangle was divided into Langlois, Powers, Port Orford and Agness, all at the 1:62,500 scale.
Also new on the coast is the Hobo quadrangle (1:62,500) which is a revision of the now obsolete Nestucca Bay map.
The coast area north of Tillamook Head and the Portland area has been mapped at a 1:24,000 scale or 2,000 feet to the inch.
These maps are available at Cressey's or directly from the government center in Denver.
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