Hood River-Mt. Hood Loop

May 7, 1977

Forty-four Obsidians and friends left the South Eugene High School parking lot at 8:00 a.m. under partially cloudy sky. After a rest stop south of Portland, we went on to the Vista House at Crown Point for view of the river 725 feet below. Then we drove the old scenic highway and pleased to see so much water coming over the falls, especially Multnomah where we took a picture taking break. Lunch was at Bonneville where the grounds were a riot of color with rhododendrons and azaleas in full bloom. At Panoroma Point south of Hood River we had a good view of the valley but Mt. Hood was hidden in clouds. Our next stop was at the “country” store at Mt. Hood which was built in 1932, five years before Timberline. The store specializes in products from the valley and one interesting product is the wine made from local fruits. By the time we reached Timberline it was snowing but we took time for a short guided tour of the Lodge, seeing such things as the beautifully restored Blue Gentian Room, not open to the public, and the new additions to the old building. Then we headed homeward arriving much later than planned but most everyone seemed to enjoy the trip and asked about future bus trips. Those making the trip with Frances Newsom and Mary-Douglass Stovall as leaders were Mary Andreason, Beulah Barker, Margaret Barnard, Mary Bridgeman, Ella Carrick, Marie Carstensen, Angie Coombs, Margaret Dooley, Ina Foss, Marion Fulkerson, Gladys Grancorvitz, Jane and Larry Hilt, Virginia Horton, Helen Hughes, Art and Lillian Johnson, Ruth Keyes, Pauline Layne, Alelia Linscott, Ruth McDonald, Jane and George Newton, Ruth Nichols, Elizabeth Officer, Janice and Melville Pattison, Birdeen Phoenix, Mabel Rasmussen, Loia Ritchey, Earie Rutherford, Grace Smith, Myrtle Smith, Ruth Snyder, Hazel and Clifford Stalsberg, Betty Mae Stamm, Helen Stovall, Edna Temple, Thelma Watson, Elma Wells, and Virginia West.

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