September 2, 1995
Saturday, the first day of the Labor Day weekend, started overcast with a light drizzle.
Half-way on our drive to the Obsidian Trailhead the weather cleared to a cloudless sky.
We were heading into the Obsidian Falls area, one of the two new restricted areas;
the Forest Service is monitoring this closely.
A Ranger checked our permit at the trailhead.
A second duo of Rangers checked it again as we left Arrowhead Lake.
There were still many people on the trail.
We hiked steadily uphill through the woods for 1½ hours and then crossed the Pacific Crest
Trail and headed up the climbers’ trail with Little Brother on our left and the
Middle Sister on the right.
After a short scramble up to the Butte, we walked back to Arrowhead Lake.
Sitting on the edge of the Butte for lunch we had a dramatic view of Little Brother,
the North Sister and the valleys below us.
After lunch we completed the Obsidian Falls loop past Sisters Spring and Obsidian Falls.
Hikers were non-member Mel Zavodsky
and Obsidians Jan & Rich Anselmo, Sharon Ritchie, Rick Strom, Rich Romm, Cheryl Berry,
Dick Hildreth, Janet Hall, Sig Otto and trip leaders Sandy & Chuck Reul.