June 24, 1978
The expedition started out under cloudy skies, which showered lightly
on the cars as they went to the trailhead.
It continued to shower off and on during the ascent, with a brief sunny
period near the top.
Then during lunch it sent down small ice particles.
The descent was made in part showers, part sun, with sun holding out for
most of the later short stops.
The flowers were at an in-between stage, early ones done, later ones just
Trip included an experienced botanist (Herm Fitz) who is doing a book
on the plants of the McKenzie Valley, two amateurs (Ken & Robin
and a horticulturalist (Ken Hixson).
On the way back we stopped at the McKenzie River falls and at Fish Lake
lava beds for the most delicious part of the trip, a feast on wild strawberries.
Flower searchers were
Carol & Lonnie Bourgerie,
Bobbie & Sandy Downing,
Herm & Robin Fitz,
Ken & Robin Lodewick.