September 19, 1993
On a very cool and windy Sunday morning, nine of us gathered for the 85-mile drive to Browder Ridge.
We reached the trailhead uneventfully.
As the group headed up the trail, I opened the Forest Service registration book: there was a prominent
warning that three hikers the day before could not reach the final ridge because a bear was defending it!
The hike up was 4.2 miles and 2400' elevation gain.
Clouds from a cold front obscured the usual spectacular views of the Three Sisters and Mt. Washington.
We very gingerly went up the last ridge.
But no bear … only the huckleberries he probably was eating.
Bear hunters included non-members Andrew Brtis, Leon Dannen, Ed & Ellie Meservey and Sally Quiqley,
and Obsidians Sig Otto, Hank Plant and leaders Chuck & Sandy Reul.