Scott Mountain

July 16, 1988

We departed the S.E.H.S. parking lot shortly after 8:00 a.m. July 16th for our trip to Scott Mountain under gorgeous blue skies. We were to be blessed by blue skies our entire trip. After a short delay entailed by one of our caravan’s vehicles blowing a water hose going up McKenzie Pass, we left the trailhead to Scott Mountain about 10:30 a.m. Our hike proceeded uneventfully except for a few patches of snow until we got to within a half-mile of the top. There we ran into drifted snow around three feet deep which had obliterated the trail. We cross-countried for a short while until we regained the trail near the top. We had our lunch under perfect viewing conditions to all points of the compass. All the peaks were clearly visible, including Mt. Hood. The mosquitoes were not bad going in but coming out the temperature had risen and they got pretty nasty for a time. We returned to our cars and were home by 5:30 p.m. The pleasant group of hikers included non-members Bernice & Gordon Corner, Genie Currier, Ann Keating, Christine & Emmy Olson. Obsidians were Doris Allen, Glenn Aplin, Mary Millman, Paula Vehrs and leaders Bob and Ellen Tracy.

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