July 15, 1979
Eleven climbers assembled for a one day climb of Diamond Peak, and were on our
way to Crescent Lake Junction at 7:00.
Before we reached the junction, we had our first of many delays before the day was over.
One boiling radiator!
After cooling off and a refill from a nearby creek, we were on our way again to
We were ready to start up the trail at 10:00 a.m. but our leader could not see the
well-marked trail and took us on a 40-minute walk the wrong way.
Finally all were walking briskly up the trail, but after about three miles two of the
group decided they had gone far enough on a very hot day and had donated enough blood
to the hoards of mosquitoes and stayed behind.
After many long rests because of blisters and fatigue, two more had reached their summit
and the rest of the group headed for the top one and a half hours away.
Reaching the summit at 3:00 p.m. were
Wayne and leader Lee Hatch.
Home at 9:00 p.m. after a long, not too pleasant day.