July 30, 1978
The group from town met the leader and another group at McKenzie Bridge Store
right on schedule.
We all arrived at the trailhead about 9:45 a.m.
The first mile was on a new part of the McKenzie River Trail through forest and across
two new bridges.
The last mile was over lava, no trail at all.
We stopped often to see the many beautiful views of the McKenzie River.
It was quite a climb over the river bed and down to the pool where we had lunch.
Kind of rough, but all thought it tab well worth the trip to see this beautiful clear
pool and its bluish green color.
Was rather warm on the return trip so we stopped to refresh ourselves by one of the
streams that flows into the McKenzie.
Everyone said it was one of their best trips.
Moss covered lava hoppers were
Jeanne, Pat & Charlie Eddy,
Jim & Jeff Giulietti,
& Lonnie & leader Carol Bourgerie.
(Editor note—Tamolitch Falls is dry due to rerouting of river through
a tunnel when Carman-Smith dam was constructed down stream.)