Mt. June

June 19, 1994

A comfortably-late departure hour of 9:00 a.m. brought out 12 hikers (two no-shows), of whom eight were non-members. Advice to trip leaders: Ask drivers to follow you right out of the parking lot. I handed out maps instead, and one car promptly got lost (on Lost Creek Road) and missed Eagles Rest Road. Also say aloud at trailhead: “Please don’t pick the flowers!” We finally set out from the trailhead of Lost Creek Trail #3462 at 10:40, forming a faster group of eight, followed by a slow group of four (leader sweeping the trail). We shared the top with a number of other hikers who must have taken the Mt. June Summit Trail #1400. I have never seen as many wildflowers out in gorgeous bloom as on that hike up Mt. June. Our slow group was lucky to have a wildflower specialist along in Leslie Wolf (leader loves plants but knows nothing about them, in spite of family name). Next year I’d like to offer a set of easy hikes: Mt. June via Trail # 1400 (as described in Sullivan’s “100 Hikes in Central Oregon Cascades”) plus Eagles Rest Trail on the way back. And it should be advertised as slow hike (or rather “hikes”). On Mt. June were Blyth & Russ Carpenter, Maura Conlon-McIvor, Earl Dill, Jim Fritz, Jeanne Hall, Rita Johnson, Anne McLucas, Junichi Sakurai, Leslie Wolf, Yukiko Yamazaki and Helmut Plant (leader).

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