September 28, 1997
We started our trip to Rosary Lakes on a bright, sunny morning — the last Sunday of
September and perhaps the last hike of the season for some.
The day, the lakes, the hikers were a great mix.
After a leisurely lunch, three stayed at the lake to contemplate the lost summer, ten of us
climbed to the saddle of Maiden Peak to look for views.
At the saddle we discovered (by scrutinizing the map) that we could hike a loop around the east
side of Pulpit Rock and Rosary Lakes.
So three rebels left us and hiked around Pulpit Rock and met us at the Lower Lake.
We saw grouse, camp robbers, frogs, dragon flies, and to our delight — no mosquitoes!
We were back in Eugene by 6:15 — late, but we hiked nine miles, and I think did not really
want to return to the reality of work and responsibilities.
Hikers were Max Brown, Connie & Alana Harris, Robin Hawthorne, Mary Ann Hastings, Tamar Moore,
Carolyn Moravich, Dick & Lucy Rayle, Art Skach, Eleanor Wilkerson, Margee Wright
and Diane Jeffcott (leader).