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2 The Obsidian - June 1959
THE OBSIDIAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Jim Jeppesen DI 5-3028
Vice President Tom Taylor DI 3-3237
Treasurer Lillian Johnson DI 5-6338
Board Members: The above and Karl Onthank Mike Stahl, Ray Cavagnaro, Lorena Shinn, Ray Sims and Mildred Ball.
Editor: Bob Frazier, DI 5-6000 or 5-1551
A Moonlight Climb And a Spectacular View
One of the most spectacular mountain views in the Three Sisters Area is seen from the top of the Bachelor, a mountain too rarely climbed because it is usually regarded as "too easy."
But three Obsidians, on an official climb June 21, made a different climb out of it. Sitting around the campfire Saturday night, Lorena and Doris Shinn and Stan Darling, Jr., admired the moonlight and wondered what it would be like to try the mountain by moonlight.
They went to bed right away and got up about 1 a.m. Leaving camp at 1:35, they made the entire climb by moonlight, reaching the summit at 4:20 to see the sun come up.
It was cold. Cold and beautiful. Shortly after sunrise they could see Mt. Adams, far to the north in Washington. In a few minutes, however, Adams disappeared leaving Hood as the northern sentinel.
The Mazama book on top was full, with inscriptions written even on the covers, they reported. They installed a new sign-up book, for the Obsidians, on top.
Later in the day two more Eugene people Jerry Uhrhammer and Jim Hosmer climbed the butte carrying their skis, and skied down.
After a fast descent, the Obsidian party left for Eugene, getting home about noon on Sunday -- certainly a record early return after a successful ascent of a mountain so distant.
48 Get Certificates From Climbing School
Forty-Eight persons attended some or all of the climbing school sessions last spring. Those receiving certificates follow:
Craig Edlund, Larry Hilt, Bob Green, Don White, Cecil Roberts, John Henry, Bob Stayner, Harry Stayner, Ray Sheldon, Gary Shaffer, John Armes, Tom Hertzman, Mike Rear.
Douglas Rathbun, Norman van Gulick, Marjorie van Gulick, Bruce Johnson, Art Johnson, John Dotson, Jim Dotson, Loy Lonberg, Dick Barnes, Frank Moore, Tom King.
Steve Hadley, Sally Lyon, Don Lyon, Bob Lyon, Doris Lyon, Doug Appel, Lynn Endicott, Jim Sims, Ron Hebert, Stanley Hasek, Arne Shakti, Jim Hendrickson, Don Smith.
Steve Grover, Richard Back, Fred Huntington, Patrick Wood, Steven Merrill, Stan Darling, Jr., Pete Hintz, Barry Devine, Ernest Lundeen, Jim Minty, and Dick Firman.
Among the instructors for indoor and outdoor sessions of the school were Norman Lee, Jim Harrang, Art Johnson, Tom Taylor, Fred Coyl, Bert Brown, Bruce Johnson, Kay Molenar, Mike Stahl, Gene Sebring, Jim Jeppesen, Lorena Shinn, Lloyd Plaisted, and Dwight Berreman.
Included among the graduates are the YMCA climbers who took part in the club's Youth Activities program. Thirteen of the 48 enrolled took part in all five meetings. Most attended three or four. This was the largest climbing school in several years.
Bob Frazier, bulletin editor, and Rosemary Ellingson were married in Salem on June 13. They are at home at 1833 Fairmount, the house many Obsidians will remember as having belonged to Celeste Campbell.
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