Shale Ridge Trail
August 27, 1995
Ten of us gathered at SEHS on a beautiful Sunday morning for a hike on the Shale Ridge Trail,
which follows the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette toward its source, Waldo Lake.
Lots of “Oohs!” and “Ahs!” over the gigantic cedar trees in the old
And we had just the right amount of adventure crossing the river braids, tip-toeing on one
fallen log after another.
The trail then departed from the land of trolls and entered a steep canyon with a cascading river.
We perched on an overlook for lunch and enjoyed a contemplative walk back to the trailhead.
Hikers included Judy Sladek, Daryl Cooper, Max Brown, Dave Clements, Beth Pfeiffer, Bob Lemon,
Anne McLucas, Sharon Ritchie and Blyth & Russ Carpenter (leaders).