Black Crater

July 15, 1990

On a day when the temperature was predicted to be 95 in Eugene, one wonders what the temperature at the top of an exposed volcanic plug in the Three Sisters Wilderness might be. One way to find out is to hike to the top of Black Crater which is what we did. We arrived at the trailhead about 10:15 and all of us were at the top by 12:30. On the way up at the timberline, the temperature dropped a little. The summit was hot but tolerable, and the cool grapes distributed by the leader were welcome. The views were magnificent and if it hadn’t been for the pesky flies we would have stayed longer. Those forming this compatible group were: Dan Bates, Harold Busby, Barb Elsen, Gerhard Hoffman, Gary Marx, Lindsay Pierce, Sharon Ritchie, Karen Seidel, Wojciech Szalecki, Tom Wiesenfeld, Birgitte Williams and Richard Heinzkill (leader).

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