McKenzie River Trail
June 12, 1982
We left S.E.H.S. parking lot shortly after 8:00 a.m. in a light rain that
seemed to get heavier the closer we got to the trailhead.
Undaunted, we were on the trail by 10:15 a.m.
The rain stayed with us until the end of the trail at Buck Bridge, but we had
an enjoyable hike.
The rhododendrons and dogwood were in bloom, as were wind flowers, wild rose,
Wildlife sitings were limited to a toad and a salamander.
We ate lunch at Lost Creek, where a few hardy souls sat unprotected on the bridge
and enjoyed a spectacular view of the McKenzie rushing beneath them.
We made the last 2½ miles in under an hour and headed for hot coffee and
pie at “Vi’s Pies.”
Members Dot Leland, Fred Schepman, Karen Seidel, Bev Thomas, and Bonnie Ledford,
and nonmembers Rose Hess, Tom Woxell, and Kathy Ryan made my first outing as
leader of a hike a delightful experience.