McKenzie River Trail
August 8, 2000
On a warm summer morning we boarded the LTD bus for the McKenzie Ranger Station.
Once there we checked out the progress of the reconstruction of the Visitor Center.
By winter it should be completed and a nice looking structure it will be.
While hiking upstream, along the river side we were well aware of the dry
condition of our forests. The vegetation was dry but not yet suffering for
lack of moisture. The bridge at Lot Creek had been rebuilt recently so the
lower section of the trail has no problems. In the afternoon while summer-time
temperatures were climbing it was somewhat refreshing to watch two groups of
rafters being cooled by the McKenzie waters. Taking the hint, some of our
hikers cooled their feet at the stream-side. We were Priscilla Aronin,
Ellie Maliner, Sandra Larsen, Wendy Clarke, Suzanne & Ted Shannon,
Jean Butler, Carol Schwerling, Chuck & Carol Reinwald, Barbara Sutherland,
Nancy Callaghan, and Margaret & Bill Prentice, trip leader.