Lowder Mountain

July 14, 1990

The group decided to take the shortest route of three ways into Lowder Mountain so that we would not only be above tree line but also so we would have more time to explore the Yankee Mountain scenic area. Weather was pleasantly warm with few mosquitoes. The hike up to Lowder Mountain was easy and we made good progress. After finding a spot in the shade with good views of all the peaks, we enjoyed a long lunch. About 1000 feet down from our lunch spot was a lake. Three of us were lucky enough to see via binoculars a black bear scramble out of the water to cross a floating log before disappearing into the woods! We next hiked back to the junction for Yankee Mountain. The brush was thick along the trail (salmon berry) but “hikable.” We hiked out a few miles along a ridge but had to turn back eventually in order to get back to the car at a reasonable hour. We enjoy a smaller group such as this so that everyone has a chance to get to know each other. Leaders Jan and Rich Anselmo truly enjoyed the company of Virginia Prouty, Sandy and Chuck Reul, Suzanne Steussy and Richard Sundt.

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