Mt. June

November 11, 1990

An enthusiastic group of strong hikers managed to escape the icy jaws of November on what turned out to be an unusually spring-like day. Leaving Eugene at the comfortable hour of 10:00 a.m. (hint, hint to other trip leaders…), we began our hike at about 11:30 a.m. from the Lost Creek Trailhead under sunny skies. After climbing steadily by trail up through portions of the old clear-cuts and then magnificent ancient forest, we attained Sawtooth Ridge and headed west by trail up to the top of Mt. June for spectacular lunch-time views of the Cascades. All major peaks from Mt. Hood to Mt. Thielsen were clearly visible, as well as some of the lesser peaks in the more immediate area (Fuji Mountain, The Twins, Mt. Yoran, Mt. David Douglas, the Husband, etc.). On our return back to the junction of Sawtooth and Lost Creek Trails, four hikers decided to forego the planned two-mile side trip to Sawtooth Rock and the view of Mt. Jefferson, Hood and Three Fingered Jack just beyond, and returned to the car. The remaining nine hikers continued on to the aforementioned destination, returning to the cars shortly after 4:30 p.m. Enjoying a brisk 10-mile hike on a beautiful day were Susan Baker, Marcia Danab, John Englehart, Marty Hathaway, Carol Horvath, Herb Lee, Ed (“Sunscreen”) Lovegren, Gary Marx, Lorraine and Sue Mombert, Diana Taylor, Marty Welches and leader Michael Cooper.

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