Wickiup Plain/Rock Mesa

September 3, 1997

Once again we were privileged to hike to the ancient Rock Mesa/Wickiup Plain area of the Three Sisters Wilderness, just below South Sister mountain. At a time when increased use has led to regulations and permits in parts of the forest, on a midweek day we found a wilderness solitude still worthy of the name. Thank-you to all those persons who, in the early ’80s, hiked Pass to Pass from midnight to midnight to save this pristine area from the gouging caterpillar arms of the mining company. We hope future generations will work to keep these areas (which Obsidians have been hiking since 1931) as pristine and special as they are today. Enjoying this hike were Obsidians Dot Leland, Catherine Jones, Mary Millman, Nola Shurtleff, Margaret Wiese and leader Vi Johnson.

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