August 25, 1996
The Green Lakes Trail is a long way from Cape Perpetua, but the smoke/fire in the Bend area called
for a reconsideration of our planned destination.
Twelve hikers decided to go to the beach: we followed the Cooks Ridge/Gwynn Creek loop as well as
side trips to the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, to the giant spruce tree and the beach.
Altogether the group walked about eight miles.
The seven-mile ridge trail had old growth spruce and fir, wild flowers and enough elevation gain
to make a good workout.
The terrific group of hikers was: Jackie Bryson, Blyth Carpenter, Barbara Chinn, Kurt Cyrus,
Rita Johnson, Gary Marx, Anne McLucas, Abby & John Pearce, Judy Sladek, David Roderick
and Mary Ellen West, leader.