September 16, 1978
First qualification for a trip to the Matthieu Lakes is an arrangement for a
beautiful day in a month of bad weather.
Nineteen hikers enjoyed the pleasant temperature, beautiful blue sky, fine
mountain and lake views and the excellent trail.
After lunch at the South Matthieu, a short extension of the trip took most of us south
on the Pacific Crest to the next lava ridge, from which we gained a long view of the
Cascade peaks north to Mt. Hood and a close view of ice-covered North Sister.
Two members of the party tried for fish in the North lake on the route back, but
didn’t show their catch to the leader.