Wickiup Plain, Rock Mesa, LeConte Crater
September 7, 1999
After an early start in Eugene we made our rendezvous with two of our group at
the Devil’s Lake trailhead, one minute long of the appointed hour!
We battled mosquitoes for a couple of miles in the alpine forest and then broke
out in the open with a south breeze at Wickiup Plain for a perfect summer day in
the Cascades: Rock Mesa, LeConte Crater, an unnamed cone, House Rock, The Wife,
The Husband, the tip of Middle Sister and the whole of South Sister and Broken Top
enfolded us as we explored the area that once faced doom from the Kitty Litter
Again, we say Thank You to those who for almost half a century led the struggle to
keep the Three Sisters Wilderness area pristine for future generations, and a special
Thank You to the now disbanded Friends of the Three Sisters organization who did so
much in this regard.
The two non-members of our group, Pat Adams and Lois Weinfeld, had never been in the area.
Obsidians were Catherine Jones, Velma Shirk, Nola Shurtleff, Margaret Wiese
and Vi Johnson, leader.