April 28, 1984
The hike started at the leader’s log home and went up the BLM gravel road
about three miles to the upper area where there is a fine view of the lake and
valley and surrounding hills.
We sat down there for lunch and we were lucky to be there on goose fly-by day.
We saw two flights winging northward—a springtime thrill.
(Earlier in the day I had seen three other flights and hoped for more.)
From lunch (where we also saw a couple of deer having their lunch below) we took
off cross-country and came down a hillside and down through an old apple orchard
dating from the early part of the century.
We explored the old homestead area and graveyard where two adults and four children
Right near there we came upon some morel mushrooms to our delight.
We visited a yurt, barn and garden of Cerro Gordo not now in use, then came back to
the log home for tea and juice.
Hikers were Susan Baker, Kathy Blacketter, Eileen Montgomery, Colleen and Lauretta DeForge,
Marcie Danab, Ruth Coffman, Jerry and Phyllis Northcutt, and leader Shirley Froyd.