April 29, 1987
Helen Smith invited us to be the first official Obsidian group to use the new 1¾ mile access
trail which she and Mary Bridgeman had located and almost completed.
This trail bypasses the original trailhead near the gravel pit and the very steep, poor road to a
It affords excellent views of the valley as well as walks through the deep, cool forest.
We were greeted on the trail by two friendly dogs and by Mary and Helen who were removing the last
“toe stubbers” from the trail.
This two-year project is certainly a work of dedication by them!
This new trailhead is marked by a sign, “Mt. June Trail,” on the left side of the road
and affords a large parking area.
It is a short distance before the old steep road and gravel pit.
Turn right off Highway 58 at Rattlesnake Road and continue on Lost Creek Road and turn left across
the creek to a BLM road marked Eagles Rest Road.
The day was delightfully warm.
The earliest of flowers were blooming with the calypso orchids and glacier lilies in their prime.
On Mnt. June were Catherine Jones, Herb Lee, Eileen Pollard, Dorothy Porter, Sharon Ritchie,
and Margaret Wiese (leader).