McKenzie River Trail

May 25, 1986

From the beginning at the Fish Lake trailhead, it was a busy day along the McKenzie River Trail. Fishermen, hikers and campers were out in great numbers for the first holiday weekend and the first summer weather. The sudden summer-like warmth was quite enervating, so rest stops in cool places were taken quite often. We enjoyed lunch at the blue pool, then cooled off and refilled our water bottles at a Trail Bridge Campground faucet. Further along the reservoir we soaked our hot feet in an icy trailside stream. At Trail Bridge Dam, where we had left a car, 5 people felt that this 13 miles was a satisfactory walk. Seven of us headed on down the river 7 more miles to Buck Bridge. Those 20 miles proved to be a satisfactory walk for the sturdiest of hikers. At trail’s end we were most happy to find that our cars had been shuttled down to us by those people who stopped at Trail Bridge. What wonderful service! Good hikers all and great sports were Dallas and Jack Cole, Caroline and Dean Kortge, Susan Roe, Suzanne Steussy, Jenny Wilson, Bob Foster, Jane Tucker, Vi Johnson, Dewey Porter, and leader Betty Macy.

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