June 24, 1979
The gasoline shortage of the summer of ’79 was apparent when one of our drivers
had to turn back at Oakridge when she couldn’t find a service station open between
Eugene and Oakridge.
Her riders doubled up in our other cars.
We enjoyed the abundant rhododendrons of the drive to the trailhead.
There was 2–3 feet of snow along much of the trail which slowed our progress considerably.
We had lunch at an excellent viewpoint from where we could enjoy the panoramic view
of Diamond and Yoran.
Because of time and trail conditions, we decided not to proceed the last half-mile to Yoran.
We found it considerably easier going out to retrace our footprints in the snow than we
did trying to locate blazes for the trail going in.
Joe Lowry, leader.