Substitue Point—Foley Ridge
July 2, 1977
We left Eugene under a cloudy sky, but by the time we arrived at the trailhead
the weather was clear and cool.
The rhododendrons were at their peak along the trail and a few patches of snow were
encountered near the summit.
The view from Substitute Point is indeed breathtaking with a panoramic view of the
Sisters, North to Jefferson and south to Diamond.
Some rock scrambling around the point brought about the “discovery” of
two perfectly round volcanic vents, perhaps 15 to 20 feet in diameter and 25 to
30 feet deep to rock debris.
Another point of interest for this trip was that one of our group, Frank Mersdorf, had
spent the summer of 1937 as a lookout at this spot and his comments of that time were
Enjoying this day and hike together were
Ann, Cindy, David, & Glenn Meares (leader),
Arran, Kevin & Parker Riddle,