Three Mile Lake
April 9, 1977
Left at 9:00 a.m. on schedule, made a rest stop at Linslaw County Park and
arrived at about 10:45 at Tahkenitch Lake Campground.
Margaret Markley was waiting there already, and a few minutes later the
Baldwins joined us, who were spending the weekend at the coast.
Leader made introductions during “Obsidian Circle” welcoming our
visitors from Germany, the Ludwigs, and prodigal son Lee Hatch, currently
nonmember teetering on the brink of returning to the fold.
At half-point we stopped for mid-hike rest and snack, enjoying the mighty ocean,
silver against the cloudless blue sky.
Arrived at the lake before 1:00 p.m.; here, too, the signs of the drought:
a greatly shrunk lake, but still enough water to go swimming later in the year.
Perfect calm and quiet, NO DUNE BUGGIES IN SIGHT, no other hikers either.
On return, the Baldwins and Margaret Markley headed straight for the cars while
the rest of the party detoured to the beach to wiggle toes in sand and sea.
Again: all was calm, all was bright.
To top off a perfect hike we stopped at Arlene’s Cafe in Elkton for
home-made pie and ice cream and was it ever goood!
Margaret and Ewart Baldwin,