March 6, 1993
Despite the first beautiful Saturday in weeks, only three people showed up for the Gold Point hike.
A short 45-minute drive brought us to within a quarter of a mile of the trailhead.
A fallen tree barred direct access to the trail.
The weeks of showers and warm weather preceding the hike had cleared the trail.
There was snow and clear sailing up 2,300 feet to Gold Point (3,937').
We sat on a rocky outcropping in full sun in our T-shirts and were glad to be alive on such a
spectacular day and also to have a good lunch.
We all realized that the recent snows, and therefore inability to take hikes with significant
altitude gain, had reduced our conditioning.
Trip participants (all Obsidians) were Barb Elsen, Sandy Reul and trip leader Chuck Reul.