December 12, 2000
It was cold and foggy when we left the car at the Dillard Road parking lot and started our hike to Spencer Butte. My two fellow hikers had never hiked up the Butte from the east side: On top, we ate lunch above the clouds. We could see the towers on Blanton Heights poking up though the clouds. Since none of us had been to the Raptor Center on Fox Hollow Road, we stopped to see the eagles, hawks and owls. Back at the car on Dillard Road, we decided to hike up Old Baldy. It is amazing to be able to hike in such solitude so close to the city. On the Butte were Michelle Tambellini, Gloria Youngbauer and Janet Jacobsen, leader.