Grizzly Peak—Mt. Jefferson Wilderness
July 18, 1976
The leader and his daughter met twelve enthusiastic hikers from Eugene at the
Pamelia Lake trailhead at the appointed time of 1:30 a.m. and proceeded at a
leisurely pace into Pamelia Lake and on up the Grizzly Peak Trail.
A high overcast soon dissipated into one of those clear, warm, delightful Oregon days.
Quite a bit of winter timber fall was across the trail on the north slope requiring
the use of additional muscles for either over or under, as the obstacle presented itself.
Countering this was a scattering of pink rhododendrons in full bloom along the trail.
The summit was reached about 1 p.m. where lunch and a rest in the sun was enjoyed.
The view of Mt. Jefferson was breathtakingly clear and sharp.
A party of climbers was watched through binoculars crossing the N.W. route snowfield
to the red saddle.
They were less than 3.5 air miles away and about one mile higher, but in time and
calories, much much farther.
All were back at the cars by 5 p.m.
Hikers enjoying this day were
Glenn Meares (leader),