September 9, 1997
On a pleasant end-of-summer day, twelve of us set out to experience the devastation of last
year’s wild fire at Rigdon Lake.
The intensity of the fire was evident when we saw shattered rocks, blackened soil and thousands
of acres of burned trees.
Almost the entire trail was within the heavily damaged forest.
At Kiwa Lake we stopped for a leisurely lunch.
I want to thank Dick & Lucy Rayle for using their car; as leader I drove the second.
Hikers were Wendy Clarke, Max Brown, Jim & Melody Clarkson, Dick & Lucy Rayle,
Cheryl Berry, Dixie Minkler, Mary Millman, Dave Predeek, Priscilla Aronin and Elliot Aronin (leader).