Patterson Mtn. & Lone Wolf Shelter

July 14, 1974

This trip was a substitution for the scheduled trip to Fuji Mtn. Wanted to stay out of the snow which we succeeded in doing. Patterson Mtn. is the next highest point on the ridge east of Hardesty Mtn. and does not have any trail over it. However, it is not difficult to travel cross country and has an interesting rocky outcropping at the west end which gave a good view of the Willamette river with views of the Three Sisters and Diamond Peak. On our way back down we went in on trail to the Shelter where we rebuilt the fireplace and tidied up a bit inside the shelter. The building is in good condition except for the need of a few shakes on the roof and there is a supply of them in the shelter so it just needs someone to climb up on the roof and put them on. We drove the Willamette Hiway to just past Shady Dell Campground where we turned off on road #2052, then on #2052D to the junction with #2151 and short ways up #2151M which is a poor road. On our way back down we stayed with #2052 which took us past another shelter Prairie Camp, a waterfall and Krueger Rock. This shelter could be saved, however, it would take more extensive carpentry work. Mary Bridgeman, Clara Emlen, and Paula Vehrs chasing the leader Helen Smith.


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