October 22, 1983
Light rain did not dampen the spirits for those who came on the
annual Black Butte fall foliage hike.
The fall color show was still on for our drive to our rendezvous
point—Black Butte Ranch.
After we picked up Sandra Larsen, we had a smooth ride up the Butte on
a recently graded road that was a great improvement over former years.
None of the group spent much time on the summit having lunch because
of wind-driven pelting chilly, rain.
The sun nearly broke out on our descent and the view of the ranch to
the south opened up for some of the last folk down.
Some of the group enjoyed a soak at a secret hot spring on the ride home.
Hikers were Marl Baldwin, Norm Benton, Kay Brodney, Pat Eysenbach,
Bob Foster, Jane Hackett, Evan Harris, Sandra Larsen, Stan McNeil,
Margo Spielman, Susan Stewart, Betty Taylor, Gene Thaxton
and leader Joe Lowry.