Frissel Point

June 14, 1987

June 14 was a great, clear, sunny day for a hike along the Frissel-Carpenter Road #2650. All along the road we were treated to many fantastic views of the Three Sisters, Mnt. Washington, Three-Fingered Jack, Mnt. Jefferson, and a faint Mnt. Hood. The mountain rhododendrons were lovely, as well as scarlet paintbrush, blue-purple lupine, red-violet penstemons, yellow monkey flowers, and many other wildflowers. Near the top of the road Bear Grass was blooming abundantly, and along the Frissel Point ridgetop we found lots of purple-pink phlox flowers in rocky areas. We walked up a trail for ½-mile through a clear-cut and a small forest, and came up to the remains of an old lookout where a solar powered radio transmitter now stands. Just a marvelous view from Mnt. Hood south to Diamond Peak of mostly the High Cascade Mountains. One never can see Castle Rock. As dark thunderclouds blew in and obscured Mnt. Jefferson and darkened the Three Sisters, we hike down quickly. The seven hikers were Tom Wiesenfeld, Vernon Barkhurst, Ed Lichtenstein, Marge Mountainsong, Anne Montgomery, Rachele Fiszman, and the leader Bob Foster.

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