Tire Mountain

June 27, 1993

To those of you who have not hiked this trail, it must go to the top of your “To Do” list. Many of us have hiked Tire Mountain going in from Westfir on the Alpine Trail. My thanks to Chuck and Sandy Reul for showing me this trail last fall. Everyone on this hike was struck by the absolute beauty of the forest from the moment of leaving the trail head. It was a misty, foggy morning which helped to create scenes of unreal beauty. We by-passed the short side trail to the top of Tire Mountain, instead continuing on to the large meadow area just before the trail meets the Alpine Trail. A short scramble to the top and lunch was enjoyed by all on the warm rocks. By this time the drizzle had stopped, and the sun fought valiantly to come out. After much wildflower identification and picture taking, we ventured back. During a quick stop at the market in Lowell for Cokes, the leader joked with “a bike rider loaded down with gear”. Aha! I recognize that voice! It turned out to be Bob Devine waiting for the rest of his weekend bike companions to arrive. My thanks to Van McKay for volunteering (?!) to drive at the last minute, thereby averting a disaster; and to Richard Schram for helping me get un-lost. (It is side road #124 not #120.) Non-members were Bob Becker, Robyn Crawford, Brian Kohn, Ginger May Van McKay and Richard Schram. Obsidians were Cheryl Berry, Marty Hathaway, Virginia Prouty, Betty Taylor, Birgitte Williams and Sharon Ritchie, leader.

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