Little Brother

September 20-21, 1975

Sat.—Left Eugene, in two cars at 7:10 a.m. Stopped at Leaburg, switched cars, and picked up Paula. We were on the trail at 9:40 a.m. We took a leisurely hike into the Matthieu Lakes, and ate lunch at the Southern Lake. The weather was sunny and beautiful. After lunch, which included smoked trout, we hiked on to Yapoah Crater, and finally arrived at Minnie Scott Springs at 3:10 p.m. We set up tents, and got dinner going. The wind was starting to pick up and the temperature was 56°. After dinner, five of us played catch football, with Dave’s football. Several times the football almost landed in the fire. We had a roaring good time! Before retiring we all had roasted marshmallows. To bed at 8:00 p.m.

Sun.—up at 6:30 a.m. Some of us had trouble getting up, as the wind was blowing so hard Sat. night that our tents were flapping like mad. 8:00 a.m. we left for Collier Glacier View. 8:40 a.m. arrived at Collier Glacier View, temp. 55°, and an estimated wind of 60–75 mph. After a small conference, it was decided that Sid, Dave and Peter would try and climb Little Brother, and that all the rest of the party would watch for a while, and then go back to camp. The party of three left for the summit. The wind was blowing very hard. Sand and dust were flying all over the place. At times, on the mountain, the three of us had to lie down flat, in order not to be blown off. We made the summit at 10:30 a.m., temp. 62°. We left the top, after a beautiful view of the Sisters, and Collier Glacier, about 11:10 a.m. Arrived back at camp at 12:55 p.m., via a compass course set towards our camp. We soaked our feet in the 52°, water at camp and left for the cars at 1:25 p.m. Arrived at the cars, via the new Pacific Crest Trail, at 5:30 p.m. Home by 8:20 p.m. Sid, Dave and Peter hiked about 25 miles, the rest of our group hiked about 20 miles. A very nice group of people, and lots of fun was had on this trip.

Campers were: Mary Bridgeman, Peter Cecil, Sid Davis, John Hill (age 9), Paula Vehrs, Dave Zevenbergen, leader, and Mark Zevenbergen (age 10).


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