Rebel Rock

July 23, 1978

Sixteen hardy souls left Eugene a little after 8:00 a.m. on a cloudless day headed for Rebel Rock lookout. We had six non-members along, two for the first time. Lin Trombley brought her two sisters from California along (Kay Clegg and Ann Johnston). We arrived at the trailhead at 10:00 a.m. We introduced ourselves all around and were soon on the trail, which is steep right at the start. It levels off a bit for a short ways on top of the ridge, but for the most part climbs steadily all the way. Even under good tree shade it soon grew warm and the going was slow. I very soon gave up the lead to Dorothy Turner and dropped back to see to those who were finding it a hard go in the heat. The last half mile or more went thru an old burn with almost no shade and at one o’clock it was hot. Two people decided to drop back and just enjoy a leisurely walk to be picked up again on our way back down. We arrived at the overlook and had lunch, enjoyed the view and prowled a bit. I got mixed up on the trail to the lookout & we had to back-track a bit; the trails and signs are in poor shape and if you aren’t careful you could stray a bit. Soon we decided to start back down to cool water and shade. It was after 4:00 p.m. when we arrived at the cars; there was cool pop and a jug of cool tea in the cars provided by a couple of angels. In due time we headed for home arriving in town at 7:00 p.m. It was a hard trip and a very hot day. One of the few trips I’ve led from the back both ways. Thanks for lots of good help!! Enjoying the long, hot trek were Dan Bates, Kay Clegg, Dorothy Hayes, Bonnie Ledford, Ann Johnston, Marion Mathews, Dan McLoughlin, Dorothy and Clarence Scherer, Karen Seidel, Connie Thomas, Lin Trombley, Dorothy Turner, Odile Viratelle, Bob Walden & leader Merle Traudt.

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