September 20, 1992
It was a letter perfect hiking day, but also the final day of the Eugene Celebration, which
perhaps is why only four people gathered for a magnificent hike into the Three Sisters Wilderness.
Starting at the Obsidian Falls trailhead, we hiked through dense forest for 3½ miles to
emerge onto a lava flow and a spectacular view of the Cascades from Mt. Jefferson to the Middle Sister.
After a short break we proceeded onward to the Obsidian Loop.
Most interesting was discovery of a metal plate set into a rock face that was a memorial to
We then found many “perfect” pieces of obsidian as we ambled across the
Arrowhead Lake alpine plateau to our lunch spot at a small spring near Obsidian Falls.
Hikers included non-Obsidian Janet Leavitt, and Obsidians Marty Hathaway, Sandy Reul
and trip leader Chuck Reul.