August 1, 1976
There were thirteen people who drove up the Willamette highway and arrived at the highway department storage sheds where cars were parked and the trail for Rosary Lakes begins. However, only nine people made the hike since it was raining—an event some had not anticipated and so were unprepared. As we started up the trail we knew that mosquito repellent was going to be the order of the day. The trail was easy and very well maintained except for a few logs not yet cleared away.
There were many wild flowers identified for us by Charlene Simpson also lots of mushrooms. The trail was relatively dry under the thick trees along the trail.
We arrived at the lower lake about 11:00 o’clock, then explored the other two lakes before eating our lunch by the middle lake.
Fearing more and harder rain, and mosquitos, we returned to the cars to find that the non-hikers had left. We decided to make it an early day and drove home arriving about 4 p.m.
On the trip were: Chuck Berkey, Marie Bloom, Mary Bridgeman, Gladys Grancorvitz, Bette Hack (leader), Margaret Hess, Ed Lichtenstein, Teresa Nutt, Charlene Simpson, Phyllis Trowbridge, Paula Vehrs, Pat Yenisaker, Kay Zaninovich.