Olallie Mtn

September 11, 1983

We left SEHS lot at 8:30 a.m. The skies were cloudy and not too bright. As we drove up the mountain, the skies started to clear— almost clear by Blue River; completely clear at trailhead. We started up the trail about 10:30. The lower trail was damp from recent rain and dew. By midway it was drier and was becoming warmer. We kept getting glimpses of South Sister through the trees. At the turn-off from the Olallie Meadows trail, we found a great deal of bear grass over the trail which showed less use than usual for this time of year. The trail was overgrown until we reached the trees again. Lots of flowers still, although the bear grass had bloomed out.

On up to the top—met a family with 3 kids coming down. Saw lots of paint brush along the trail as we hit the switch back before the top. Super views on top and lots of clouds clipping the ridges back to west and Eugene, but cobalt blue skies to east. We could see from Mts. Jefferson to Thielsen. Great view of the Sisters, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor. We snacked and visited in the sun. Showed the lookout to the newcomers and read in the “summit” book. Some of us changed to shorts—all enjoyed the sun for about another hour—then out to the cars. All but Sandra and Ruth stopped for pie and coffee. All back to Eugene by 7:00 p.m. Good group; great day for Sandra Larsen, Ruth Romoser, Meg Janecek-Wall and Earl Wall, Don White and leader Mark Perrin.

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