June 3, 1978
The day turned clear and warm with a few drifting white clouds, our access road
was very dusty, but we found the trail in excellent condition.
Some of the flowers along the way were identified as trillium, paintbrush, larkspur,
phlox and the dogwood tree was flowering at lower elevations.
We found one to two feet of snow on the summit with scattered clear spots.
The view was a bit hazy, but we could clearly see all the Cascades north to south
from Jefferson to Diamond Peak.
The group spent an hour on top for lunch and were out to the trailhead by three and
home by five.
A very enjoyable day.
On top of Lowder were
Carol and Lonnie Bourgerie,
Marg (Brett) Brittain,
Ardice and Spencer Mick,