Tam McArthur Rim

August 17, 1991

Climbed to McArthur Rim overlook from Three Creek Lake. Perfect conditions — warm, slight breeze, abundant flowers, open views of the Three Sisters, Broken Top and Three Creek Lake. Ate lunch, then explored Broken Hand at the base of Broken Top’s Bend Glacier. Richard picked a fight with a fallen tree, and lost out with a cut and bruised leg and hand! From Broken Hand, “Mountain Goat” Ray led us down a creative route back to the cars. We descended Snow Creek’s drainage, glissaded a couple of challenging snowfields (Sharon finding an innovative way to stop), and passed through meadows thick with flowers and flying fauna. We intersected the Little Three Creek Trail and followed it back to Three Creek Lake. A thunderstorm broke during the last two miles. Lightning flashed directly overhead, the thunder following in less than a second. The following shower tested our rain-preparedness. Returned to the cars about 6:30; home at 10:30. Excellent trip and group. Dan Bates, Barry Greer, Kristen Kamenski, Ray Mikesell, Sandy Moore, Hank Plant, Sharon Ritchie, Richard Sundt, and Bert Ewing (leader).

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