Moon/Spirit Falls

April 19, 1987

Thirteen of us left the S.E.H.S. parking lot at 9:10 a.m. in four vehicles. We arrived at the Cottage Grove freeway exit at 9:30 and picked up the 14th hiker. We continued on east to Disston and turned northeast on Hwy. 17. Eight miles up, we parked at the Spirit Falls turnoff at 10:30. We decided to walk up to Moon Falls, approximately 4 miles, and then visit Spirit Falls upon our return. The sun shone and light snow had dusted the mountain tops in the vicinity the previous day. The air was cool — just about right for the walk. The pit-run rock on the road was a little difficult for those with light soled canvas shoes. We managed to temporarily lose two hikers as we strung out quite a way over the first hour of the walk. I went back to find them, and the three of us returned to the parking area to await the rest of the party. Everyone straggled in by about 3 p.m., after which the hike was terminated and we drove back to Eugene. At the Falls were Tom Cawi, Jerry Crosby, Bob Foster, Susan Giordano, Gladys Grancorvitz, Jeanie Holmes, Mae Jackson, Pauline Longstaff, Dixie and Rick Minkler, Carol Stern, Jane Tucker, Tom Wiesenfeld, and Art Wild (leader).

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