June 13-14, 1981
Though the weather did not look good this Sunday morning at
Timberline Lodge, seven heavily clothed climbers started up at
From the beginning we knew it was unlikely we’d make the
summit, but we pushed upward looking for a good hike, at least.
At the top of the Palmer lift, the wind was blowing very hard,
snow and fog were in the air (This is June 14?) and a quick
survey found all agreed that it was not prudent to go forth.
We started down at 5:00 a.m. reaching our cars at about 6:30 a.m.
Disappointed, but happy to at least have done some climbing
were Gary and Sue Doolittle, Dick Hildreth, Mike John,
Tom Johnson, Mike Nichol and leader Steve John.