May 1, 1976
After parking our cars at the farmhouse, Barbara Newton of the Arboretum
Society, took us on a tour of the Arboretum site and explained some of the
plans for the future of the International Arboretum.
The path along the river was wet, rough, and muddy, but the wildflowers
were everywhere, especially blue and yellow patches of camas and buttercups.
We made a loop hike of 3½ miles up to the top, where we had lunch and
enjoyed the excellent view of the surrounding countryside and the snowcapped
mountains in the distance.
The weather was perfect!
Coming down the mountain we took the graveled road and arrived back at the
cars by 2:30.
Before leaving the Howard Buford Park we stopped and watched the colorful
hang gliders taking off from the lower slopes.
It was a delightful day everything so green and fresh in the meadows and the
right amount of sunshine and color.
A neat place for an afternoon hike!
May Day hikers included,
Dot Leland (the leader),