July 25, 1982
Discoveries on this trip included the fact that seven people can travel first
class in a five-passenger station wagon if two of them stretch out in back with
packs and boots for pillows.
Thus, a close-knit group hiked Twins Peak this sunny Sunday, more solidly together
after braving the ferocious mosquito phalanx which awaits everyone emerging
from a vehicle at trailhead.
of the mosquita problem in the Waldo Lake area are all-too-true.)
As we gained altitude, however, the monsters abated, and by the time the snow was
covering large portions of trail, we stopped slapping and devoted full attention
to hunting blazes on trees, quite necessary in the still-remaining snow to keep
Great views at semi-peak, at lunchbreak, Waldo Lake’s intense blue below.
A visit from the resident hummingbird to our red-kerchiefed member, Jill, then
onward and upward to the peak for photographs and euphoria.
Enjoying this hike were Jill Perry, June Powers, Sharon Poticha, Karen Seidel,
Ethel Weltman,and leaders Dallas and Jack Cole.