Linton Meadows/Husband Lake

September 1-3, 1990

Weather was perfect for backpacking—a breeze, cool, not too warm. We watched the clouds come from the south and partly hide North and Middle Sister as we backpacked in to Husband Lake by 4 p.m. By 4:30, after setting up camp, fog obscured Husband Lake and clouds hid the South Sister. It was clear next morning. Bob hiked next to Linton Springs and cross-country to the PCNST, swam in Heart Lake and explored seven of eight Chambers Lakes. Barb enjoyed Linton Springs, and picked a sack of huckleberries near Husband Lake. A lovely full moon rose over South Sister Sunday night. Monday morning on another clear perfect day, Bob hiked up the hillside above Eileen Lakes to the three Atherton Lakes. The South and Middle Sister were reflected in Eileen and Atherton Lakes. There was a great view of Mts. Jefferson, Washington, Three-Fingered Jack, Lane Plateau and Three Sisters from a rocky knoll above Atherton Lakes. I hurried down, got my backpack and caught up with Barb about noon. Once again the temperature was just right for backpacking. Bob saw lovely emerald green Spring Lake fed by two creeks on the way out and brought back four pieces of red lava rock mixed with obsidian. Both Barb Elsen, and leader Bob Foster enjoyed this Labor Day weekend backpack a lot.

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