May 26, 1982
The Willamette Trails Booklet describes this trail starting near Fernview
Campground on the South Santiam River as, “not easy because of the
continuously steep grade for 2.l miles, climbing 2,000 feet.”
Two hours of continuous conversation and walking brought us to the former
The sun played peek-a-boo and the clouds dropped a few snowflakes on us this
chilly May day.
Yellow violets, calypso orchids, trillium, anemone, flowering current,
erythronium, and bear grass were some of the flowers we saw.
After lunch and good views of the valley we continued north on the
unmaintained trail toward Moose Mountain before returning to the cars.
Rooster Rockers were Norm Benton, Helen Hughes, Catherine Jones, Kathy Ryan,
Fred Schepman and leader Margaret Wiese.