Jefferson Wilderness

October 19, 1980

To take advantage of the Indian Summer weather and probably the last chance to get into the high mountains, this trip to circle Three Fingered Jack was substituted for Mt. Nebo.

We left town at 7:00 a.m. as scheduled and were on the trail at Jack Lake by 9:30. After taking a wrong turn, and getting separated from Bob, who had more sense than to follow the leader, the rest of the group made it back on course after a mile or so through the woods and we took the rest of the trip in one group.

We left Canyon Creek Meadow and soon were in foot deep snow on the East side of the mountain. After a difficult traverse of the scree slope on the southeast side we were on the south ridge at 7200 feet in bright sun and no snow in time for rest and lunch.

Rest and lunch time over, we found our way down the east side to the Crest Trail with good views of the Santiam Lakes, on north around the mountain where we again were in snow, back to Canyon Creek Meadow and out to Jack Lake.

Snow hikers were members Doris Allen, John Cecil, Betty Legris, and Bob Foster; nonmembers Ellen Gradison, Charlie Wright and Pat Sullivan.

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