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 most interesting. Enjoying this day and hike together were Carol Bourgerie, Carol Clark, Scott Copeland, Alan Curtis, Bea Fontana, Wilbur Groner, Debbie Hallet, Dot Leland, Leona Mattson, Elizabeth McMullin, Ann, Cindy, David, & Glenn Meares (leader), Frank Mersdorf, Jan Middleswart, David Predeek, Bill Ray, Amy Rich, Arran, Kevin & Parker Riddle, Merle Traudt, Dorothy Turner, Bob Walden.


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