Crawfish Trail

November 30, 1986

What began as a bleak day hike, ended up as a beautiful, bright, sunny trip. Cold and brisk. Leaving the trailhead at 9:30 with low cloud cover, 11 hikers ascended the trail, which travels up through both clearcut and forst, but is well marked. We began to hit snow at about 3,000 ft. Although it was not raining, one can get wet from melted snow coming off the trees, and must put on raingear. We hit Crawfish shelter at 1:00 p.m.; the snow was now six inches to a foot deep. At the end of the trail we must first climb over a 4-foot drift to get to Knott’s Trail (what fun …!) But Bob Foster does a good job of breaking trail. We then turned left, arriving at the Alpine top at 1:30, standing in a foot of snow! Bob wished to climb Mt. Adams (no one else); that’s OK — we will wait, because it’s a sunny, bright, good view of Fairview Peak and Mt. Bohemia south of us. Just to the west we see the big fog lake that is hiding Eugene. At 2:15 we began the descent. “Crawfishers” were Susan Baker, Tom Cawi, Jerry Crosby, Bob Foster, Monica Panab, Leslie Proffit, Shirley Rhoads, Henrietta Richmond, Ardys Ringsdorf, Syd Steen, and Rebecca Hansen (leader).

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