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PAGE 4 THE OBSIDIAN MAY 1964
When the Wasatch Mountain Club was first organized back around 1920 women were not allowed. But then brothers began bringing sisters and girl friends, husbands began to bring their wives on some trips so it was decided that if we are going to have females along all the time maybe we had better change our constitution and allow them to join and pay dues. So this was done and of course, away back when, pants for the ladies were unknown, but bloomers were not exactly unknown; but the various churches that the members belonged to would not allow any one of the fair sex to be seen in such outlandish apparel, after a lot of discussion and thinking about the subject, it was decided to invite some of the lady dignitaries of the various churches to go on a hike with the bunch. This was arranged for and several of the ladies did go on a trip. The men, for this trip, picked out a very steep hill and had the ladies lead it. It did not take the lady dignitaries long to stumble to the fact that all the ladies were putting on quite a show. So that was how the wearing of bloomers by the ladies of the Wasatch Mt. Club became accepted.
This is the new name of Mud Lake. Mud Lake was muddy not at all. The name came from the way fish would rile up the bottom of the lake that was composed of fine pumice. The new name is in honor to the late Paul Hosmer of Bend, an all around outdoor man and photographer and top story teller around a camp fire. Author of "Now we're Loggin'," Mr Hosmer also has a summer home at Elk Lake.
Jim Hosmer of Eugene is a son and well known to a lot of Obsidians. Jim is also a photographer and some time back Jim had a photo of his Dad sitting in a boat on Devils Lake published in Life. the photo was taken at just the right angle and with the light just right so that the boat seemed to be floating in the air.
OBSIDIANS ANNUAL CLIMBING SCHOOL
The first class was held Wednesday eve May 6th at the Lodge. Believe it or not, there were over 100 in attendance. These climbing schools cover all phases of climbing both indoors and out. Rock climbing, snow and glacier climbing, the use of rope and pitons and ice axes. Self arrest. and all things pertaining to successful and safe climbing. Conducting this years school are Tom Taylor, Mark McLaughlin, Brian Gannon and Gary Kirk.
AN IMPORTANT JOINT MEETING
The Friends of the Three Sisters Wilderness and the Oregon Cascades Conservation Council will meet jointly at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, in Studio A of the Audio-Visual Department of the U of O Library to be followed by separate organizational meetings of the two groups. Mike McCloskey will report comprehensively on current conservation problems, among them the upcoming hearing on the lit Jefferson Primitive Area reclassification, the North Cascades study report just out, Wild Rivers progress, the current status and outlook for the wilderness bill, the Sky Lakes Wild Area recommendation, Steens Mountain progress, Iron Mt. Natural area, the Oregon Dunes Seashore, the 1964 July Fourth annual trip into the Three Sisters Wilderness and other topics. Obsidians and others interested are invited to attend. The participation and help of all is needed.
Don't forget the date; May 23, Saturday at 1:30 pm. Audio-Visual Dept U of O Library.
We cannot go into detail about what the following contain, but will say that they are most complete in the subjects that are mentioned and some of them have maps.
CAMPING catalog No A 1.68:502-20¢
NATIONAL FOREST VACATIONS Catalog A 13.2:V 13/4/960-30¢
BACK PACKING IN THE NATIONAL FOREST Catalog A 1.68:585-15¢
CAMPING FACILITIES in areas administered by the National Park Service Catalog I 29.71:963
WILDERNESS Catalog A 1.68:459/2
RECLAMATION'S RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Catalog I 27.2:R 24/10/961
AREAs ADMINISTERED BY THE NATIONAL PARK Service Catalog I 29.66:963-20¢
THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM
Eastern United States Cat. Ar 3e/962-20¢
Western United States includes Alaska & Hawaii. Ar 3w/962-20¢
Send all orders to:
Superintendent of Documents
Government Printing Office
Washington, D.C. 20402.
It is also possible that a trip to the Local Forest Service Office might save one some time in relation to the above.
CALENDARS They do not make them like they used to do. They don't last nearly as long. The new one we got just a few days ago is now 1/3 worn out.
A 6 year old boy said the reason a wabbit walked into a refrigerator was because it thot it was a westing house. Ray Sims-
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