Tidbits Lookout

June 16, 1974

Seven people made their way over 8–10 feet of snow to climb Tidbits on a beautiful June 16. Even though it is only five miles round trip (so says the sign) it took six hours to go from the cars and return. When snow covers the trail it makes the terrain steep and bumpy. We had to cut steps in one very steep snow drift. It is always amazing to leave the snowy north side of the mountain at the ridge and find an open trail among hot dry plants on the east side. As we hiked, we looked at other slopes in the distance and not a bit of snow on them. On the 5000 ft. top we basked in the sun for an hour before we returned to the snow. On trip: Dorothy Leland, Charlotte Mills, Lois Schreiner, Gale Orford, Merle Traudt, Greg Wannier and the leader, Phyllis Ford.


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