June 21, 1998
Another perfect hike at Opal Creek.
Blue sky, crystal-clear water, 1,000-year-old trees.
Unfortunately, it had just been featured on “Oregon Field Guide”,
so it seemed much more congested.
(Although at 17, we certainly added to the press! I promise to limit to 12 next year.)
My very sincere thanks to Alan Coons and Dick Rayle for helping with the driving.
At 220 miles round-trip, the drive home can be very long.
Again this year, I ?led? a great group of people:
Obsidians Elliot Aronin, Max Brown, Jim Clarkson, Maura Conlon McIvar, Alan Coons, Rita Johnson,
Clare Tucker and Sheila Ward and non-members Eric Miller, Dick & Lucy Rayle and Steve Shriver.
— Sharon Ritchie (?Leader?)