McKenzie River Trail

April 16, 1994

A group of eight went on an eight-mile walk. Our route was the lower McKenzie River Trail — from the Ranger Station east of McKenzie Bridge to Belknap Hot Springs and return. The hike, while essentially flat, does offer some elevation variance and good views of the river. At times you are level with and adjacent to the river. In other spots you are on bluffs overlooking the river. And, there are times when you leave the river and lose sight of it. The trail goes by old Douglas-fir and red cedar. We had our lunch at Belknap Hot Springs, where the resort owner allowed us to use the picnic tables. During lunch we were treated to a parade of river boats — the annual run where guides show the river to their families. This walk is a good early conditioning effort. Enjoying the fine day were guests Suzanne Baker, Alice Pueshner and Bob Rawles and Obsidians Virginia Prouty, Dan Bates, Helen Liguori, Susan Baker and Ben Jeffries (leader).

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