July 28, 1998
Seven hikers left Eugene on a sunny Tuesday morning to escape the heat of the Valley.
After temperatures of over 90° we had blue skies and slight breezes for our hike,
which was rescheduled from May (no one signed up then as we were having weeks of rain).
We did a loop trip, starting at Tahkenitch Campground to the dunes and then to the beach,
walking 1.5 miles down the beach for a lunch stop.
After lunch we hiked to a sandy bluff for a view of Three Mile Lake.
The rest of the loop was through second-growth woods to a “fern valley”,
ending back at the campgrounds for a 6.4 mile loop.
Everyone agreed to a snack stop in Florence at B.J.’s.
We arrived back in Eugene about 4:30.
A congenial group of mid-week hikers: Eliot & Prisilla Aronin, Wendy Clarke, Dixie Minkler,
Bill & Margaret Prentice and Sandra Larsen (leader).