Matthieu Lakes

August 25, 1991

Three cars carrying eight Obsidians and six guests set out from S.E.H.S. parking lot at 8:08 Sunday morning, August 25. Our destination was both South and North Matthieu Lakes. A good portion of the old McKenzie Highway has been improved: a new surface applied. We left the trailhead of the P.C.N.S.T. at 10:15 from Lava Camp. After taking a short break at South Matthieu we took an exploratory side trip, and climbed the cinder cone directly south of the lake. From the top we had a 360-degree view of North Sister, Mts. Washington, Three Fingered Jack, Jefferson, Hood and Broken Top, a view which included the Sisters (town) and Bend areas. We had a fresh breeze and warm sun on our backs while enjoying lunch at this “top-of-the-world” location. Circling back, we hiked by North Matthieu Lake with some testing the temperature of the water before returning to the trailhead. On the return drive our car stopped to introduce two hikers to Proxy Falls and the disappearing water at its base. Nine of our party met on the porch of the historic Log Cabin Inn at McKenzie Bridge for fresh marionberry cobbler — the house specialty. Arrived back at parking lot about 5:00 p.m. Those participating were Jan Beals, Angie Cowles, Joanne Hines, Bob Hill, Ray Jensen, Mardi Klotz, Marilyn Larson, Dot Leland, Ray Mikesell, Virginia Prouty, Andy Thompson, Cristy White and Dick & Mary Bentsen (leaders).


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