Carl Lake O/N

August 21-22, 1982

Carl Lake is being discovered by more and more hikers. On this perfect weekend overnight, we counted 13 cars at the trailhead and many campers around the lake. We enjoyed the views of Mt. Jefferson over the beautiful lake and visited with the summer wilderness ranger who was camped near us. We learned that a camper had chopped his ankle with an axe on the other end of the lake. Dorothy Turner investigated and said the ranger had done a good job of pressure bandaging. That night a deputy sheriff and a trail bike arrived in the dark amid much shouting. The real rescue, party arrived the next morning when an Air Force Reserve unit helicopter arrived over the lake from Portland and landed right next to our camp. The injured man and his wife were soon loaded and gone, but not before we shared coffee with three crew members. On our hike out we picked huckleberries which were growing profusely along the trail. In this congenial group enjoying all the excitement were Obsidians Dorothy Hayes, Fred Schepman, Dorothy Turner and leader Chapin Clark.


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