Canyon Creek Meadows

August 13, 1983

A seven a.m. departure and a 90 mile drive seem a bit much for a day hike, but in the case of Canyon Creek Meadows it is well worth it. An easy 45 minute hike put us into the meadow floor with its carpet of lupine, cats ears, paint brush and buttercups, and the north side of Three Fingered Jack looming overhead. Another hour and a half took us up over a terminal moraine, past an ice-filled tarn, along a lateral moraine to the summit of the ridge running northeast from Jack. From this point you are really under the summit of Jack and we had unobstructed views of Jefferson to the north and Washington, the Three Sisters, Broken Top and Mt, Bachelor to the south. A long, leisurely lunch was enjoyed by all along with a pleasant visit with a forest service ranger and his high school student aid. The trip back through the meadows was slow because everyone was reluctant to leave. The high point of the trip home was a stop at the Log Cabin Inn. The one car group arrived home at 6:30 p.m. Those making the trip were Eunice Mickel of Sweet Home and Donna Mecum of Roseburg. They met the rest of the group at Jack Lake. Those from Eugene were Karen Houglum, Karen Seidel, Bryant Mitchell and leaders Ruth and Wayne Lill.


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