July 21, 1984
Although a sign at the beginning of Forest Service road #1993 indicates the road is closed and secured by a locked gate, no such closure actually exists.
The first ½ mile of the hike was through old growth timber with the remainder a combination of tall trees and open meadows and views of the Cascades. Toward the top we came upon a variety of wildflowers and a great view of the Three Sisters, Broken Top, Diamond Peak, Mt Hood and several other major mountains.
Thirteen friendly hikers began the trip under sunny and warm skies. By the end of the day, many new friends were made and it appeared several of the participants were making plans for future hikes, climbs, raft trips etc.
Included on this trip were Bob and Elizabeth Block, Mike Talaski, Denise Dougherty, Don Ladigin, Jody Johnson, Liew Albrecht, Virginia Bingham, Carol Houde, Vi Johnson, Caroline Wegelin, Gertrude Komischke, & leader Tom Woxell.
Incidently, a Switz knife was found on the top of Lowder Mnt. Anyone having lost or knowing of someone who lost such a knife, contact the trip leader.