Shot Gun Creek Park Hiking Trail
April 23, 1978
Since the scheduled trip up the Fall Creek above Salt Creek Falls was
undoubtedly under snow, the Shot Gun Creek Trail was substituted and the
time set for 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Five Obsidians and seven nonmember guests drove along McKenzie View Drive
and Hill Road through Marcola and parked at the new Shot Gun Creek Recreation
Area developed last year by the BLM at a cost of $1,500,000 plus.
Following a short briefing on the history of the park and the facilities offered
by the caretaker, Gary Fadness, we hiked through the beautiful picnic and play
area to start on the loop trail.
It took us past many tall moss covered stumps left by the logging of 60 years ago.
Rushing streams, fern banks with early blooming wild flowers made the trip a
delightful afternoon stroll.
We were back at the Eugene High Parking lot by 5:00 p.m.
Along on this Sunday afternoon hike were
Mary Benedict with her children Joan & Larry,
Andy & Marie-Anne Thompson,
Clarence & Dorothy Scherer.