Canyon Creek Meadows

September 12, 1992

What I’ll remember best about this hike is how clean the mountain air smelled. It was blowing in fresh from somewhere, and dropped the season’s first snow on us. We wrapped up as well as we could in our thin summer clothes and hiked our hike. Sylvia stayed very warm in her beautiful sweater she had knit. The leader stayed warm by walking very fast! We are our lunch in a patch of sunshine near a pile of warm rocks not far from Wasco Lake. We weren’t supposed to be at Wasco Lake, but the leader and all the hikers missed a left turn because it was marked for horse usage. We reassessed our position, looked again at the map, and took the horse trail up the creek and past the beaver dam to our loop trail connection. At the meadow where the splendid view of Three Fingered Jack was supposed to await us, we saw a large cloud and the lower half of the mountain. More snow flurries caused us to hurry back to the cars and back to Eugene, with a stop at Mom’s Cafe for pie and french fries. Hikers were Mardi Klotz, Sylvia Harvey, John Pilafian, Helen Van Handel, Brooks Walker and Susan Baker (leader).

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