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 structure. By 10 a.m. we reached the trailhead and set off up the Olallie Ridge Trail No. 3529. 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 other flowers. 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 Fred Berning, Gladys Grancorvitz, Derek Hawkins, Barbara Jones, Richard Jones, Dorothy Leland, David & Ed Lichtenstein, Ramsay & Tommy Mead, Marie Mulholland, George Peffall, Helmut Plant and leader Doug Appel.

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