Ollalie Mt. lookout

August 3, 1980

Nine Obsidians and 7 non-members got off to a slightly late start due to a shortage of seats in the available cars, but we finally all got packed in for a cozy ride to the trailhead. There space was not so scarce, so everyone set his/her own pace, some feeling very energetic, others finding a more leisurely pace appropriate. The upper portion of Ollalie Mt. had an abundance of blooms including many Washington lillies. At the top we were provided a clear view from Diamond Peak to Mt. Hood and we were pleased to find the lookout clean and in good shape.

After lunch at the lookout we walked to the Guard Cabin to visit with Mary Ellen de la Pena and Sharon Fraley who were giving Helen Smith a hand for the weekend.

While we rested at the cabin, botanist Herm Fritz came by excited about his find of a rare plant, Parnassia Fimbriata (grass of the Parnassus) which he was willing to show us. A very beautiful bloom under the magnifying glass.

Hikers for the first time with Obsidians were Sarah Purdy, Chris Barber, Hari Har Khalsa and Gyru Bhundi Khalsa. Other guests were Helmut Hackenberg, from Germany, Vi Johnson and Marge Koblas. Members were Andy Thompson making his last hike before going to Europe for several months, Elaine Barrar, Richard Barrar, Mary Babarick, Parker Riddle, John Cecil, Evelyn McCormack, Herbert McCormack, and leader Betty Legris.

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