Champion Creek

November 14, 1987

At 7:15 a.m. the leader in Cottage Grove, where it was pouring cats and dogs, conferred with Bob Devine in Eugene, where there was blue sky and the day looked more promising. Bob brought the group down from Eugene where he met me and two others from Cottage Grove. We began the hike under partly cloudy skies. The jeep road goes up alongside Champion Creek so hikers are treated to good stream views and sound. The ferns and mosses add to the general beauty of the area. We had an extra treat as we climbed higher — a Christmas Card view of trees dusted with snow. At our lunch stop we had to brush the snow off logs and rocks to sit down, and half way through lunch it began to snow and sleet. But, as we walked down after lunch we saw the sun again on occasion. We poked a flashlight into a couple of the mines along the way. Most of the group stopped at Shirley’s house afterward for a hot drink before heading home. Those enjoying the hike and bonus snow scene were Genie Currier, Bob Devine, Leona Devine, Gladys Grancorvitz, Corinne Hunt, Helen Lynch, Mary Millman, Nola Shurtleff, Martha Welches, Carl and Pat Zeller and leader Shirley Froyd.


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