September 26, 1998
Twenty-one people signed up for this trip anticipating beautiful weather;
however, only 15 showed up for one reason or another.
Perhaps the dark, foggy skies discouraged a few.
After we got to the trailhead on the PCNST, we moved quickly in clumps along
the 3.5-mile trail with views of Odell Lake on our right.
The clumps reconnected at the first lake.
A couple of hikers stopped and hollered at Pulpit Rock to hear their voices echo.
Facing the small upper lake we shivered on logs (44°) while we ate our lunches.
All but five of us hiked around the upper lake;
five hikers explored the shores of Middle Lake observing a large school
of fish and found a beautiful pond on the north-east side.
Meanwhile, the rest of us were dive bombed by some robber jays while we
chatted and nibbled snacks in the sunshine.
Explorers and non-explorers rejoined and walked back to the trailhead in the sunshine.
We had a good hike.
Thanks to Elliot & Priscilla Aronin, Max Brown, Wendy Clark, Mary Ann Hastings,
Dixie Minkler, Lois Morse, Nola Shurtleff, Sheila Ward, Marsha Cutter, Julie Daniel,
Marjory Kelm, Jane Rodd-Marks, Guy Prouty and leader Margee Wright.