June 16, 1990
Our congenial and international group of hikers left Eugene at 8:15.
The day was overcast and some drizzle was encountered while driving up the McKenzie Highway.
After a pleasant stop at Sahalie Falls we encountered sunshine east of the Santiam Pass.
We reached the trailhead at 11:15 and started up a well-maintained trail.
The North and Middle Sister were visible, but most other peaks were hidden in the clouds when
We met many other parties on the trail, including a pack train.
Near the summit it was cold and windy.
The last of the party arrived at the summit at 1:05 and, after enjoying the view, sought shelter
from the wind for the lunch break.
Before we started down at 2:10, Mt. Washington and Mt. Jefferson were observed.
Three Fingered Jack was mostly hidden.
We returned to the trailhead at 4:00, and agreed to stop at the head of the Metolius on the way back.
There our party (including members from Singapore and Australia) met a group from Italy.
We made one more stop, at the Village Cafe for Mom’s Homemade Pies and returned to Eugene
The group included Jackie Fern, Judy Forell, Uttam Guilder, Kathy Perkins, Henrietta Richmond,
and Joel McClure (leader).