Frissell Point

May 22, 1988

It was a bit cloudy, but you could see Mt. Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mt. Washington, Belknap Crater, Three Sisters, and Diamond Peak from the Frissell-Carpenter Road we walked along for 3½ miles. Except for about a half-mile of snow on the road, it was a steady, uphill road hike with great views of the mountains to our right, or looking back. Too early for most wildflowers, though some red Indian paintbrush, pink valerian, and yellow violets were blooming. We enjoyed walking through a forest of lichen-draped trees for ¼ mile before reaching the top on a short trail. We shared some special sweets and pecans among us … and watched to our dismay plumes of smoke rising from about 10 slash burn fires. Soon the smoke obliterated all views of the mountains. Four of us walked further along the Frissell Road before walking down to the cars. Besides pie at Vi’s Cafe, several of us enjoyed homemade chili. The five Obsidian Frissell Point hikers included Dave Predeek, Suzanne Steussy, Carol Stern, Judith Engle, and the leader, Bob Foster.

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