PCNST, Diamond Peak Wilderness

September 7, 1985

Overcast skies and sprinkles of rain greeted fourteen hikers as they left Eugene for the Willamette Pass. Optimism said there wasn’t going to be any rain on the lee side of the Cascades on the Pacific Crest Trial. The group departed Pengra Pass at 10 a.m. and arrived at the lunch spot (6½ miles) at 1 p.m. Just as everyone found their favorite spot on a bluff overlooking Odell Lake the wind came up and brought snow flurries with it. We beat a hasty retreat to the shelter of the trees, ate a quick lunch and started back. No more snow, but it did drizzle all the way back, even when the sun shown. Those making the trip were Virginia Prouty, Jan Humphrey, Bob Foster, Ardys Ringsdorf, Lou Bouder, Dallas Cole, Harry Bonham, Mary Millman, Paula Vehrs, Viki Hansen, Joyce Strassberg, Bev Seman, and Ruth and Wayne Lill, leader.

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