Cape Perpetua

June 25, 1989

On Sunday, June 25, 1989 ten Obsidians and seven non-Obsidians escaped the heat of the Willamette Valley to hike in the cool mist of Cape Perpetua on the coast. While Eugene reached 85, the coast reached only 62 that day. Low clouds and fog partially obscured some of the infrequent ocean views. Leaving Eugene at 9 a.m. we were ready to hike by 11:30. The pace was easy with two lunch breaks. We were back at the cars by 3 p.m. The route was from the Visitors Center, up the Captain Cook Ridge Trail 2.5 miles to the Gwynn Creek Trail. We had lunch on top, then down the Gwynn Creek Trail 3 miles for the second half of lunch at the Oregon State Park. The last mile back was unrushed and afforded the best ocean views of the hike. The hikers were Glenn Aplin, Karen Belshaw, Gale and Rachele Fiszman, Gloria Goskie, Gladys Grancorvitz, Kami Inman, Saralyn Brooks O’Connor, Kathy Perkins, Robin Prentice, Fred and Jean Richardson, Karen Thompson, Paula Vehrs, Dee Bray, Betty Jean Wylie, and Don Sullivan (leader).

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