Indigo Lake

August 27, 1983

An 80-mile drive is along way to travel for such a short hike (2 mi.) as Indigo Lake, but with Sawtooth Peak rising out of one end of this small lake make it one of the prettiest in the Rigdon Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest. All but 5 miles of the 41 miles from Oakridge to Timpanogas Lake and the trailhead are paved.

A short (2 mi.) easy grade brought the group to Indigo Lake (5900') and a spectacular view of Sawtooth Peak (7302') at the other end. A short snack preceeded a leisurely one mile, 1½ hour, 2-lunch stop stroll around the lake. Some of the members scrambled up the talus slope at the bottom of Sawtooth to get a better view of Diamond Peak to the north. We left Indigo at 1:30 p.m. and returned to a brief view of Timpanogas Lake and an even briefer visit with the mosquitoes. The weather was perfect and very few mosquitoes at Indigo. The last car arrived back at Eugene by 5:00 p.m. Those making the trip were guests Debbie Bullock of Palo Alto, Clay and Nola Kari of Springfield and Mel Zavodsky of Eugene. Members making the trip included Gladys Grancorvitz, Bonnie Ledford, Barb Elsen, Dorothy Leland, Fred Schepman, Paula Vehrs, Ruth Smith and leaders Wayne and Ruth Lill.


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