October 22, 2000
The road into Waldo Lake had a lot of ice and about 3-5 inches of snow.
The hike to Black Meadow turned into a hike to Klovdahl Bay. We figured the original walk,
requiring 1000 ft. of elevation gain, would probably mean too much snow for a safe passage.
When the group got to the shelter south of the lake, we discovered that the
Forest Service had taken out the old fire ring and replaced it with a wood stove.
At Klovdahl Bay we braved the cold winds to enjoy the beautiful view.
The lake was indigo blue and a bald eagle flew over us “on cue”.
We all stopped for a photo opportunity looking north over Waldo Lake;
the Middle and South Sisters were in the background. On the last mile
of our hike it had warmed up, and we started to get “bombed” by the
dripping trees with snow and ice. My thanks to a very adventurous group of hikers —
Ward Ricker (on his first Obsidian hike), Yuan Hopkins, Sharon Ritchie, Marian West,
Jan Wright, Barbara Shomaker, Bill & Margaret Prentice,
George Baitinger and leader J. Scott Hovis.