September 1, 1979
Despite very unpromising weather, twelve people turned our to hike on
the Pacific Crest Trail beginning at Willamette Pass Ski area.
An enthusiastic group set off for our first stop, Burley Bluffs, at one
mile, for a panoramic view of Odell Lake and Diamond Peak.
Then on through heavy forest to the Diamond Peak Wilderness boundary at
about three miles.
Shortly there after we were at midnight Lake for a rest stop and snacks.
Then on the trail again for 1½ miles to a beautiful small lake which
provided a sunny, scenic place for lunch as well as a light breeze to keep
the mosquitoes away.
As our lunch hour ended the rain arrived to the roll of thunder, but this
group was not at all dampened in spirit, as all agreed we should explore
the Crest Trail a little further.
Half an hour of walking took us past numerous small lakes, the largest of
which we named Lake Gail in honor of one of our hikers on her first Obsidian trip.
Then a fast trip back to the cars in a light warm rain, arriving back in
town shortly before 5:00.
A good group and a beautiful trail.
Leader: Betty Legris.