Iron Mountain/Cone Peak
July 25, 1999
The snow blocking the trail was gone, the mud had dried, the slide area was detoured,
the trail was finally open, and the flowers were out in all their glory — finally!
The pressure building to explore Iron Mountain exploded in 25 Obsidians and friends:
Royal Murdock (leader), Sharon Ritchie, Karen Meters, Steven Myers, Lucile Peterson,
Max Brown, Benette Rauch, Helen Liguori, Don Ladigin, John Hanby, Benton Elliott, Joe Scheibe,
Christine Grandy, Penny & Doug McCarty, Laurie Gold, Dick Hildreth, Jim Fritz, Janet Hall,
Mary Ann Hastings, Michelle Tambelliri and Max Zavodsky.
The weather was bright, the views were spectacular, the flowers resplendent, and the 6.6-mile
loop (à la Sullivan) seemed an understatement.