July 12, 2000
Six Obsidians and five non-members met around 8:00 a.m. at the LTD Park &
Ride near Albertsons in Springfield on a wonderfully clear Wednesday.
We began hiking by 10:10 from the Foley Ridge trailhead. We found plenty
of mosquitoes and packed snow on the upper trail. A solo woman hiker and
her dog had turned back in despair of finding her way in the snow.
Our spirits, however, never wavered as we forged on to find
Substitute Point with no problems. After a 50-minute respite for lunch,
sunning, picture taking, and Cascade Peaks ogling, we had plenty of
energy for the two-hour hike out. Arriving safely but tired in Springfield
by 5:15 were Obsidians Dave Strutin, Elliot Aronin, Steve Johnson,
Pat Adams, Maggie Gontrum and hike leader Peggy Lee Mathes;
non-member hikers were Karen Rayle, Kim Woodard,
Tamara & Ellen Johnson and Lois Weinfeld.