Olallie Guard Station Lookout

July 28, 1979

Five members and eleven non-members left town under gray skies, on route to Olallie Lookout (elev. 5700 ft.). The skies had cleared by the time we got to Cougar Reservoir and our convoy of four cars made it to the top of the East Ford Road and were on the trail in good time. We hiked the three miles to the Guard Station in slightly over an hour and had a leisurely lunch on its porch. Next to the Lookout where we had views from Mt. Hood south to Diamond Peak. Everyone sat in the sun and we discussed the now defunct ground type of fire protection system vs. the now commonly used air detection system. Many people were also interested in the successional pattern of the surrounding spruce forests and alpine meadows and the role of fire and its effects on the system. A good pace steadily ate up the four miles back to the cars and then we were homeward bound. Those who enjoyed the trip were Karl Adler, Pete Cecil (leader), Catherine Dunlop, Sue Girardeau, Gladys Grancorvitz, Joanne Haines, Richard Heinzkill, Ruth Lill, Wayne Lill, Racbel Major, Flo Moore, Vern Nelson, Virginia Prickett, Janice White, Elianor Wilkerson, Doris Wimber.


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