North & South Matthieu Lakes
August 27, 1994
Eight people left SEHS parking lot at 8 a.m. August 27 for our hike into
North and South Matthieu Lakes.
We set off on a dusty PCNST under a clear blue sky at about 10:30, enjoying
good views of Mt. Washington, Three-Fingered Jack, Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood
along the way.
A pine marten was seen shortly after leaving the trailhead by Dick Hildreth.
After reaching South Matthieu Lake six of us climbed a nearby cinder cone,
which gives a magnificent view.
We then hiked down to North Matthieu Lake.
Some waded around in the shallows looking at egg cases near the shore.
Swimmers and sun bathers enjoyed a carefree, no-mosquito day in the High Cascades,
Three Sisters Wilderness.
We were a congenial group of three non-members (Ron Crawford, Jim Fritz and Melany Clasen)
and Obsidians Dick Bentsen, Helen Liguori, Dick Hildreth, Mary Millman
and trip leader Mary Bentsen.