Canyon Creek Meadows

July 15, 1989

Thirteen Obsidians and three non-members left Eugene in four cars at 8 a.m. on what turned out to be a beautiful day. Because of wilderness limits, eleven of us started hiking from Jack Lake before 11 a.m. while Clarence waited for the other four hikers in the last car to arrive. Reaching the Canyon Creek Meadows before noon, we decided to climb closer to the base of Three Fingered Jack and about half of the group went as far as the moraine lake but reported the extra climb not worthwhile as the lake was covered with snow. There was much snow covering the trail at the higher elevation and the flowers in the meadow were not yet at their best. There were a few spots of Indian paintbrush and shooting stars but the lupine was not yet in bloom. Our two groups got together for lunch with a view looking at the steep rugged side of Jack. The early group returned to the cars in time for a stop on the way home to see the beautiful natural water garden at the Head of Jack Creek. Enjoying the day were Glenn Aplin, Terry Caron, Genie Currier, Judy Forell, Marty Hathaway, Dorothy Leland, Mary Hillman, Robin Prentice, Fred and Jean Richardson, Sharon Ritchie, Susan Roe, Suzanne Steussy, Carolyn Villa-Lobos, and co-leaders Clarence and Dorothy Scherer.

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