August 4, 1973
Our nice size party of nine left Frog
Camp at 8:30 a.m. in cool weather with a
first stop at the lava. The flowers along
the way were past the peak as we normally
find along the trail. No snow, however
we found lots of water in White Branch &
in Obsidian Creek. More than normal. There
were no other people along the trail and
we saw no one until we got to Camp Beverly.
There were a few at Obsidian Camp,
but we found very few even at Sunshine
Shelter location, as they were apparently
all climbing (saw a party on Middle Sister).
However, a large party from Oregon
State University passed us on the way
out and several parties going in as we
left. The leaders were the only ones who
had been in the area before, so it was
an interesting experience for most of
the party. Ruth Maguire had just come
from New York City and was mush taken
with our big mountains. She plans to stay
and see more. We recommend Sat., not Sun.
for this hike in future. And along with
Kenneth Lodewick, leader, were: Dace Cohen,
Joseph Hessler, Robin Lodewick, Ruth T.
Maguire, Fred Mallery, Allen Newstadter,
Theodore Stern and Merle Traudt.