Olallie Mountain

June 30, 1990

With the cancellation of another trip, our group grew to extreme size, but all experienced a minimal impact on area — group spread out — with 30 minutes between lead and sweeper (thanks, Norm!). Easy drive in slight overcast from Eugene to bridge over McKenzie at Cougar Dam entrance. All cars regrouped and drove to trailhead. Group started out with jack rabbits, and front leader went back and forth to be sure of some semblance of control (ha!). Some of the group took food and dog food in for Helen Smith, and met her and “Whitey” at Olallie Meadows/Mountain trail junction. Nice visit with her. “Pulled” group more or less back together and off to the lookout. Initial group to mountain top by noon with final group arriving about 12:30. Great view (as ordered up by leader). Some clouds to north, but Cascades visible from Mt. Hood to just the pinnacle of Mt. Thielsen, and of course spectacular view of Three Sisters, Broken Top and Bachelor. Also good views of Collier Cone, Black Butte, Mt. Washington, Jack and Jeff. Top was warm, bright and sunny. Group ate, sunbathed, stared at Sisters, napped, then down — spread out, but not as much. Dot and her car went down to the Meadows, the rest hiked out. Splendid outing for 20, (five non-members) including Norm Benton, Barb Elsen, Bob Foster, Erik Furchwen, Richard Glauben, Brian Hartley, Harriet Kofalk, Lelia and Herb Lee, Dot Leland, Ralph Nafziger, Bonnie Manheim, Mary Millman, Henrietta Richmond, Sharon Ritchie, Jean and Fred Richardson, Betty Staeck, Sally Still and Mark Perrin (leader).

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