February 12, 2000
Steadily falling rain turned to snow as we drove up Hwy. 58 to Willamette Pass.
Several inches of fresh snow covered a hard base.
The trail was almost deserted.
At Lower Rosary Lake the steady wind and falling snow soon chilled us.
After a quick lunch we glided down the trail to the lodge for warmth and refreshments.
Advocates are proposing a new designated wilderness to the Willamette Pass area.
The wilderness would encompass small patches of old-growth timber, Rosary Lakes and the subalpine
slopes of Maiden Peak.
Hikers included Wendy Dame, Abby Gershenzon, Marriner Orum, Jim Whitfield and leader Dave Predeek.
The three non-members all had membership applications, which I signed.