Chambers Lakes

September 11, 1983

Sunday dawned foreboding and cloudy in Eugene, but because the leaders had ordered sunshine, so it was!! From the first step on the trail to the final knee-bend after 14 miles of hiking—not a cloud in the sky!! This is a long but very rewarding hike for close-up views of the Sisters and Broken Top from “the other side”. After passing the junction of the Green Lakes-Matthieu Lakes trail, the next junction at Soap Creek was a fun crossing—plenty of water but good stepping stones. Shortly after leaving Soap Creek, the spectacular views begin and continue all the way to the first lake. The Squaw Creek crossing was a good but easy adventure over a downed tree bridge. We lost Bob Foster for awhile after he strayed from the trail to take pictures, but he eventually arrived at the lake and continued on up the ridges to the next tarn. We explored the meadow, (except one hiker who basked in the sun taking a nap), the large snowfields, some of which overhang the lake and one of which Dave precariously posed for a photo, and then reluctantly began the trip back with views stretching far into eastern Oregon. Trippers were nonmembers Bob and Roberta Darling, Maxine Hall and Fran Moravcsik; members Bob Foster, Dave Predeek, Velma Shirk, and leaders Mary Ellen West and Vi Johnson.

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