April 18, 1997
In three carloads we reached the East Ridge trailhead on an overcast and sometimes drizzly morning.
The trail climbed relentlessly, leading us to the fogged-in and view-less summit.
After lunch, we returned on a loop by taking a portion of the North Trail and then the Tie-in Trail.
Instead of great vistas, we were treated to unusual views of forest trees silhouetted against
a foggy backdrop.
Hikers on this trip were Dixie Minkler, Will Ogren, Mary Millman, Elliot Aronin, Ralph Olive,
Heiner Wagoner, Wendy Clarke, Dick & Lucy Rayle, Jack O'Leary, Ivan Vandeberg, Gloria Gunderson,
Nola Shurtleff and leader Jean Ridone.