Olallie Ridge & Horsepasture Mt.
June 29, 1974
After a rather dismal week, the day dawned fine and clear for our trip.
Leaving Eugene at 8:20 a.m., we proceeded to the Horse Creek covered bridge
where we stopped to examine the hand-hewn truss members of this now-bypassed
By 10 a.m. we reached the trailhead and set off up the Olallie Ridge Trail
The walk was very pleasant through a mixed forest of fir, madrona and sugar
pine, with profuse displays of rhododendrons, bear grass, white iris and many
By 1:30 p.m., having hiked almost 4½ miles, we settled down for our
lunch—only to be showered from dust from the construction of a new forest
road 100 yards away!
We then proceeded to Horsepesture Saddle where Dick and Barbara Jones turned back.
The rest continued on to Horsepasture summit although Gladys Grancorvitz and
Helmut Plant dropped out about halfway.
We reached the top about 3 p.m., where we were rewarded with a clear view from
Mt. Hood to Diamond Peak.
After a short stay we returned, picking up our other members on the way.
Those making the trip were
David & Ed Lichtenstein,
Ramsay & Tommy Mead,