Black Butte

October 28, 1979

Our group left Eugene at 8 a.m. with overcast sky. We encountered rain and light snow on the Santiam Pass, but the day became brisk and clear as we rendezvoused at Black Butte Ranch. We hiked the rather steep two-mile trail to the summit of Black Butte, arriving right at noon. The top was coated with sleet and snow. The lookout was closed for the winter after the extensive rains of the preceding two weeks eliminated fire danger in the woods. We found a sheltered area for lunch so as to avoid the brisk chilly wind on top. We enjoyed the views of the Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson and the surrounding area decked out in fall colors. Everyone concerned thought it had been an invigorating shorter hike and well worth the fall view.

Hikers included: John Cecil, Kathy Drewniak, Gladys Grancorvitz, Bonnie Grossen, Dick Hildreth, Betty Legris, Bonnie Ledford, Joe Lowry (leader), Bob Ouellette, Dave Predeek, Jean Richardson and Fred Richardson.


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