Blair Lake Trail

September 30, 1979

After gathering at the South Eugene High Parking lot, we drove up the Willamette and collected Helen Smith at the Lowell Junction. It was a lovely sunny September day and we could not have asked for more as we drove up the Salmon Creek road and took the Blair Lake road, which we traveled for eight miles when we arrived at the Lake. We were very disappointed in the amount of litter there and intend to inform the Forest Service. We left the cars at the Lake and walked up the road to the meadow where a new sign indicating the trail has been erected.

However, someone had driven a 4-wheeler on the trail and it was then very difficult to locate where the trail left the meadow and went up onto the mountain! This we also intend to pass along to the Forest Service. A hunter coming down the trail helped us get our bearings and we hiked about 2½ miles to Spring Meadow where we ate lunch enjoying the gorgeous view, probably the best to be seen from any trail in this area. Every peak in the Three Sisters area stood out silhouetted in all its glory, and off to the southwest Diamond Peak basked in the sunshine. Of course, the fact that there is a road into this area is a little disappointing to hikers but a few of our stalwarts hiked up the road to explore possibilities for future hikes using this as a take-off point. We found it offered some exciting places for the future. Others went back to the lake for some wading and we were all back at the cars shortly after 3:00, and home by 5:30 having enjoyed a day with perfect weather. Enjoying the views were: Bette Hack, leader; Maud Caldwell, Dorothy Hayes, Rosemary Hill, Bonnie Ledford Joyce Phillips, Parker Riddle, Clarence Scherer, Dorothy Scherer, Kathi Stroh, Gwen Thomsen, Helen Smith, Paula Vehrs.


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