January 5, 1992
A rather large group (of 15) gathered for the difficult Jones Trail hike on 5 January, 1992.
Perhaps the size was a reflection of New Year’s resolutions, cabin fever or just
“no snow on the slopes”!
After a short drive to Fall Creek, we hiked about half-a-mile on the Fall Creek Trail to the takeoff
of the Jones Trail.
It is a steady uphill hike through old growth forest, gaining 2,000 feet.
After 5½ miles an open meadow provides a welcome respite and a pleasant view.
Our reservation was in order as the sun broke out and we ate lunch in our shirt sleeves.
A chilling mist crawled up out of the valley and brought an end to our lunch and sent us back down
Happy hikers included non-Obsidians Bill Hemphill, Mary Holbert, Doris Atley, Fredric Kropp
and Laura Girardeau,
and Obsidians Parker & Kathy Riddle, Sharon Ritchie, Virginia Prtouty, Gary Marx, Glenn Meares,
Bob Dark, Clare Tucker and Sandy & Chuck Reul (group leaders).