Cloverpatch Butte

November 9, 1997

We left the SEHS park blocks surrounded in fog and arrived at our destination near Westfir in clear, bright sunshine. We made our pit stop at “Buckhead” and leisurely walked around the nature trail down to the Willamette. We then hiked up a series of rock benches (which were successive river bottoms), enjoying beautiful views of Diamond Peak, and ascended through a clear-cut graveyard of giant cedars (some stumps were 4ft. in diameter). Most everyone ate lunch facing south with commanding views of Diamond, but a few chose to eat on the west side which looked down on the Willamette River basin. After lunch some of us continued on hiking to a new logging road coming off Rd. 124, while the rest returned to their cars. Enjoying the sunshine were Obsidians George Baitinger, Max Brown, Genie Currier, Dot Leland, Helen Liguori, Margaret Malsch, Lucille Peterson, Nola Shurtleff, Art Skach and Sheila Ward and non-members John Berta, Kurt Cyrus, Dick & Lucy Rayle and Joanne Vinton. Trip leader: Margee Wright.


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