May 10, 1981
For lack of trails in the upper Mohawk valley where this trip was scheduled, we went instead to Separation Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness.
Our hike started at the end of the lower road up Foley Ridge, east of the McKenzie Ranger Station. Two hours of steady hiking took us to the log across Separation Creek. After crossing the creek without incident, despite the bouncing of the log by some in the group, we voted to have lunch before going the mile to the lake. The highlight of the trip to this point is watching Betty cross a three foot wide flat log with the caution of a high wire walker in the circus. At one point she even used a long stick for balance.
After resting in the sun by the lake and a short walk around the lake we headed for the cars, arriving at 4 p.m. After a short walk to a very pretty Rainbow Falls and a great view of the deep Separation Creek canyon we got back to town about 7 p.m.
This all member trip was enjoyed by John Cecil, Margaret Crosland, Lee Hatch, Dick Hildreth, K.C. Kraft, Betty Legris, Anne Montgomery & Mike Wright.