Canyon Creek Meadows

September 19, 1982

An awe inspiring view of the colorful cliff drop-off side of Three Fingered Jack was the reward for eight hikers after a three-mile walk from Jack Lake through Canyon Creek Meadows to the small glacial lake surrounded by high piles of rubble. The ice in dirty looking glacial water was much different and deeper down in the rubble than it is earlier in the year when the lake appears as a small blue jewel over ice and surrounded by high white snow banks. It was too late in the year for most flowers in the meadows and there was no water in the rushing streams except the one glacial outlet; but there were some spots colorful with heather, paint brush, and lupine high above the meadows where the snow banks had recently been.

We were back at the cars (before the threatening rain) in time for a stop at the source of Jack Creek and a search around the beautiful mossy streams for the now destroyed nature trail.

Those enjoying the day were first time Obsidian hikers Mari Baldwin and Rose Hess, and members Ray Cavagnaro, Eaton and Beth Conant, Alys Riley plus the leaders, Dorothy and Clarence Scherer.


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