September 23, 2000
A couple of hikers had been looking forward to going to Opal Creek, so they were a
little disappointed that the hike was changed to Rosary Lakes. It had been hot in Eugene
the last couple of weeks so I hoped hiking in the shade at 6,000
ft. would be pleasant. Thirteen of us enjoyed a beautiful early fall hike with a long,
leisurely lunch and interesting conversation as we basked in the sun on the south shore
of Middle Rosary Lake. One of the topics of conversation was about how nice it would be
if the Obsidians only charged our economically-deprived U. of O. and L.C.C. students $1 to hike,
provided they have some proof of registration. While we ate and talked, a couple of hikers
in our group climbed up to the Maiden Peak Saddle, rejoining us after lunch. The only little
mishap was when one of our hikers was stung by an ill-tempered bee, but he was very brave and
didn’t let it spoil our hike. We made good time on the way back, stopping only to
look at a large nest atop a snag probably belonging to an osprey.
Hikers were non-members Nicholas Bariss, Melvina Bartel, Sandi Cornez, Lena Hosking,
Barbara Sutherland, Cheryl Weimer, Sommer & Andrew Whitmarsh, and Obsidians Max Brown,
Brad Cklements, Helmut Plant, Velma Shirk and leader Margee Wright.