June 20, 1981
We left the McKenzie View Drive trailhead at about 9:50 a.m.
Scattered clouds created a somewhat ominous affect but hopes for a
“non-rainy” trip were ultimately well founded.
As we made our way through pastures and meadows we encountered many
unidentified wildflowers, (one was an aged larkspur . . .
I think) wild strawberries, many cows and calves, one large bull,
a snake and one lethargic lizard.
Rain during the preceeding days created rivulets and bogs along our
route that we leaped or waded.
We reached the top of Baldy at about 11:20 a.m.
The clouds obscured our view of the Sisters, but we were able to see
the regal Diamond Peak to the south.
After a brief lunch and pleasant conversation we headed down to the
Coburg Caves for a short side trip.
While Ruth and Mary Ellen scrambled around on the rocks, Bev lent
her nursing skills to a young man who had cut his hand on a piece
After half an hour of exploration we left the caves for the car.
We arrived at the car at about 2:00 p.m.
A short, enjoyable outing for Ruth Romoser, Bev Thomas
and leader Mary Ellen de la Pena.