May 3, 1992
One could not ask for a nicer day than May 3rd when our two carloads of hikers set out
for the coast.
Threemile Lake was our objective and there was never any doubt that we would have sunshine all the way.
In our car, Gladys Grancorvitz found herself among a bunch of past, present and future educators who
talked shop most of the day.
The Gingerbread Village, near Mapleton, got a modicum of business from us in exchange for a run on
their restrooms, and we were at trailhead by about 11:15 a.m.
Following lunch at the march objective, we quickly reached a consensus to hike out to the ocean and
return along the surf line.
This was a treat until we reached the spot where we had to slog through the soft sand to get back
to the forest trail.
So, by the time we passed through Florence on our way home we were ready to take on more nourishment
in the form of ice cream and frozen yogurt at B.J.’s.
Adding to the interesting conversation of the day was Sig Otto’s friend from Cologne, Germany.
In addition to those two and Gladys Grancorvitz, already mentioned, other hikers included
Bruce Abrahamson, Frieda Dorsey, Grace Swanson, Polly Tripp, Don & Susan Tucker
and Vernon Barkhurst (leader).