Oppie Dildock Pass

August 27, 1980

The cars left the parking lot promptly at 7:30. By 9:45 we were an Scott Lk. trail headed east toward the Pacific Crest Trail, which we reached shortly after noon. After a rest stop we traveled forward to Minnie Scott Spring, where we decided to have lunch, thinking it would be too windy to enjoy lunch at the viewpoint by Oppie Dildock Pass.

At the Summit of the pass, about half the group decided to take a side trail up to the viewpoint of Collier Glacier. We saw the glacier, but not much else because of gathering clouds. Back on the main trail, we all headed toward Sunshine Camp, scaring up a large black-tail doe on the way.

Because of the holiday weekend there was a lot of traffic coming at us on the trail from Sunshine Camp to Frog Camp. Several members of our group commented on the large number of dogs that were accompanying hikers. Also, on part of this trail were some orange tipped construction stakes which indicated some sort of improvements are being planned.

By 5:30 a satisfied but weary group of hikers were ready to head home. They were: Wayne and Ruth Lill, Sharon Fraley, Ann Smith, Fred Mabus (visiting from Germany), Merle Traudt, Karen Seidel, Vi Johnson and Richard Heinzkill, leader.


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