Tamolitch Falls

July 6, 1995

Five of the original 12 hikers canceled because of the weather, leaving seven anxious hikers ready to hike through Cone Peak Meadows to the top of Iron Mountain. However, heavy rain, loud thunder, and lightning beckoned us at the trailhead. Ray Jensen was afraid the lightning might get us, while Mary Millman — dressed in waterproof rain coat and pants — wondered why some of us weren’t prepared hikers. (Several of us were shamefully without rain gear, so were not anxious to get out of the car.) Unfortunately, the rain didn’t let up so we headed for Clear Lake in hopes of some brighter skies along the McKenzie. We leisurely had coffee, pie, toast and warm, soggy bread at the Clear Lake Cafe served by a grumpy waitress. Better weather arrived shortly before noon so we headed for Tamolitch Dry Falls and had a nice four-mile hike in dry weather. One never knows where they will end up on my hikes these days! For any who doubt my ability to find trailheads, I did find the Cone Peak Trail without using the two maps I had along (just in case). Participants were: Max Brown, Gary Marx, Ray Jensen, Mary Millman, Norma Lockyear, Betty Taylor and Diane Jeffcott (leader).

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