July 7-8, 1979
We left Eugene under partly sunny skies and arrived at the trailhead near Devils
Lake at 10:30.
After about 2 hours had reached the base of LeConte Crater and had an easy hike to
the top less packs which we left by the trail.
After enjoying the nice views of the Crater, Broken Top, South Sister, and Rock Mesa
headed for the Pacific Crest Trail and our campsite at Mesa Creek.
Several feet of snow still in the woods but many wildflowers in the meadow by Mesa Creek.
After tent raising, eating, and other necessary camping preparations we decided on a
hike up the Mesa, which some in the group found was a little more than they were up to
and so returned to camp.
After the rest of us had gone a little way on the rough and abrasive rock we were sure
they had done the right thing and did likewise.
After a leisure breakfast and camp undoing we arrived back at the cars at 1:30 and home
at 5:00 p.m.
Nice weather, nice scenery and nice group of
leader Lee Hatch
Wayne & Brian.