October 22, 1995
Usually, when the days get colder and shorter, interest in Obsidian hikes wanes a little.
Imagine my surprise when I picked up my sign-up sheet and found well over 20 names!
And Saturday evening, instead of the usual last-minute cancellations, I had a few additions.
The official tally, Sunday at 8:00 am, was 24 hikers!
Just listing the two dozen names will take as much space as the average trip report.
What amazed me the most about this trip was that despite the enormous potential for a wrong turn,
both in the drive to the trailhead and on the route to the mighty summit, nobody got lost.
The hike itself, a brisk eight-mile round trip (with 2,000 ft. elevation gain), took us out of the
valley fog to a sunny, clear view of the Cascades.
Herewith the terrific two dozen: Cheryl Berry, Sara Broderick, Max Brown, Palmore Clarke, Jim Fritz,
Jeanne Hall, Diane Jeffcott, Rita Johnson, Helen Liguori, Van Likes, Gary Marx, Ray Mikesell,
Stephanie & Carolyn Miller, Ralph Olive, Virginia Prouty, Doug Quirk, Dick & Lucy Rayle,
Heidi Scarborough, Joanne Vinton, Angelle Wayne, Margee Wright and Bill Montgomery, trip leader.