October 1-2, 1988
Leisurely walk across the lava beds.
Short side trip to Little Belknap.
On to main Belknap — climbed north side to top.
Camped in the open — two of us on the very summit, and two slightly below.
Stayed up late watching all the stars in the universe — fair number of meteors.
Awoke to a second clear, cloudless day.
Morning excitement was provided by a low-flying bullet zinging over our heads (barely)
and between our camps, courtesy of a nearby hunter pursuing a four-point buck that had climbed
the crater to visit us.
No damage to either us or wildlife, though we did hit the dirt with a few unsavory comments.
Hiked on out through bright red huckleberry bushes.
Home by 3:00.
A great autumn trip.
Becky Hansen, Sid & Pickens Magee, and leader Bert Ewing.