July 30, 1983
After a brief stop at the Dee Wright Observatory to view our
destination, our small group of hikers started up the Black
Crater trail, flower guides in hand, ears attuned to the high
registers of bird song, and bodies tingling with the anticipation
of an exhilarating hike to the top of the old volcano.
Though the abrupt climb at the beginning reduced some of the
tingle, and the snowfields on the upper slopes were, for some,
ticklish traverses, we all arrived in good spirits and in good
shape on the summit.
After a leisurely lunch and some time spent identifying surrounding
peaks and exploring, we were soon back at our cars.
The tingle, now of satisfaction, renewed.
Enjoying this stimulating walk up Black Crater were Bob Foster,
Margaret Hadaway, Dave Horton, David Strother, Bob Nickel,
Karen Houglum, & first-time leader George Jobanek.