Roman Nose Mountain and Esmond Lake

October 20, 1974

Despite the end of good weather and drought, 17 braved the weather to drive via the Siuslaw River to Esmond Creek and up to the top of Roman Nose Mtn. (2800') then back to Esmond Creek and up to a small lake near the head of the valley. The clouds parted and considerable sunshine showed through a partial cloud cover. From Roman Nose we could see a ridge composed of an intrusive dike of volcanic rock. Being more resistant it towers above hills that averaged approximately 1,000 lower. We could see the Oxbow Burn. Esmond Lake is a small, log strewn lake, caused by a landslide and maintained by beaver who control erosion of the outlet. All seemed to go relatively well. A stop was made at the Whitaker Creek Recreation area on the way back. Folks on the trip were: Ewart Baldwin, leader, Margaret Baldwin, Mary Bridgeman, Bob Capron, Steve Daniels, Loene Ellickson, Clara Emlen, Judy Jones, Bea LeFevre, Ruth Nichols, Theresa Nutt, Mick Paden, Wes Prouty, Sue Riemer, Clarence Scherer, Lois Schreiner, Merle Traudt.

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