August 2, 1981
A beautiful day developed after our 8:20 departure under a foggy, sunless sky.
As we drove up grade from Hills Creek Reservoir we left the fog behind.
At 5200 ft elevation the trailhead was sunny, clear and very inviting.
Vivian Trail was in super condition, obviously having had some handy work earlier
Our easy pace took two hours into the lake.
The degree of difficulty was on the easy side of average — whatever that means.
Being under tree cover most of the way limited the long range views of the Cascades.
We did enjoy rather close views of Diamond Peak and Mt. Tabor.
Vivian Lake was low, and not as big as Notch Lake that we passed enroute.
Beauty however was abundant throughout the area.
The hikers ranged in age from 20 to 73—we had no problems and no lost or
wandering hikers who were Kim, Mary Lou and Terry Baker, Dorothy Hayes, Dorothy ? ,
Lana & Jack Lindstrom, Evelyn Schmitt, Paula Vehrs, Kris & Kairma Woolpert,
and leader Ted Allen.