Olallie Trail North
July 5, 1981
As the Olallie Trail North offered a diversity of attractions—scenery,
wild flowers, mild and strenuous hiking—it was decided to advertise it
as a variety hike.
This worked well and the party of fourteen divided itself into two groups.
The five hikers surpassed the advertised ten miles and did fifteen, climbing
to the Horsepasture lookout, while the nine botanists found a truly splendid
variety of flowers to identify and admire.
The magnificent stands of beargrass were a memorable sight.
The disappointment of the day was that clouds masked the scenery.
The only problem with such a “variety” excursion is that it is
difficult to arrange that everyone get back to the cars at the same time,
but this was a minor difficulty in view of the general success of the day.
Hikers and botanists were Mary Lou Baker, Abby Camp, John and Peter Cecil,
Bob Foster, Lynn La Grander, Betty Legris, Carol Miller, Parker Riddle,
Evelyn Schmidt, Bev Thomas, Carol Wayne, Leanne Wilcox and leader Barry Beck.