Hardesty to June via Sawtooth Ridge
February 22, 1981
Hardesty trailhead on Highway 58 beckoned on this clear, sharp Sunday
morning, and soon our group of six members were straining (literally!)
to the top of this classic hill.
Several large blowdowns restricted our path; traces of snow were still
evident near the old lookout site on top.
Water bottles were filled at the spigot over the brow before continuing
along Sawtooth Ridge to Mount June.
(Passing Sawtooth Rock, we half expected to see Wilbur perched on top
waving to us!)
At the Mount June Lookout site, our lunch spot was shared with various
other hikers and strollers.
Exceptional views of all the major Oregon peaks (bar one) were had, such was
the clarity of the day.
Returning again on Sawtooth Ridge, more hikers were encountered (including
Obsidians Leona and Mike).
Altogether, a very satisfying hike by Margaret Crosland, JoAnn Haines,
Lee Hatch, Betty Legris, and Peter and John Cecil, Leader.