August 18, 2001
On this beautiful Saturday morning we headed up Hwy. 58 with our first stop
at the new Oakridge Ranger Station. Everyone should stop here, even if it is
just to use the rest rooms (there are no rest rooms on this trail). After our
stop, we first noticed some mist on the windshield and then rain, enough to use
the windshield wipers - what a shock! however, it only lasted a short time and
we had blue sky with white clouds. The most stressful moment for me was on the
road into Waldo when this deer jumped out of the woods and landed by my left
front fender, and then was gone - no contact was made between car and deer!
Don't ask me how. We were so lucky! All the hikers made it to the top of North
Twin. Then Max led some of the group to the summit of South Twin. Such a good
group; everyone said they had a good time. I couldn't believe the number of
people on this trial. In the past, maybe you would see just one or two! Hikers
were Patty MacAfee, Ellen Johnson, Max Brown, Cork & Carolyn Higgins, Dan
Christensen, Helen Martz, Peter Rodda, Yuko Nakamura, Mavis Mate, Julie Conlon,
Angela Robertson and Ardys Ringsdorf, leader.