July 26, 2000
Not even the occasional “Road Work Ahead” delay on Hwy. 58 from
Westfir to the tunnel could detract from this four-star hike.
We drove the information highway (literally) as the crews were
laying fiber optic cable under the road bed. This hike deserves
four stars for these reasons: • Blue sky, light breeze —
perfect weather. • Olympic class hikers, who hiked the trail in
less than four hours, including lunch! • The view! All 360°
of it. • Frozen treats and air conditioning at the Oakridge DQ.
It doesn’t get any better than this …
Hikers were Elliot Aronin, Maggie Gontrum, Ellie Maliner, Max Brown,
Joe Scheibe, Benette Rauch, Nancy Callaghan, Vickie Foster,
Sue Mombert and Karen Myers, leader.