July 7, 2002
Eight Obsidian members and four non-members began the hike under sunny blue skies.
Wildflowers were seen even from the start of the trail, which climbs up through dense forests
for several miles.
Many more wildflowers were found in the open alpine meadows above tree-line, and excellent views of
the cascades also appeared above tree-line.
The group had lunch at the summit, at which time clouds began thickening and thunder was heard.
We were graced with more thunder once we returned to the forested portion of the trail,
and got to our cars just as rain was beginning.
All agreed it was a day well spent, with excellent timing.
Hikers were: Dana Furgerson, Morgan Kordelka, Bill Simington, Ann-Marie Askew,
George Baitinger, Marilyn Kerins, Sabine Dutoit, Jim Fritz, John Hudson, Russ Roberts,
Jerry Woccl, and Jan True (leader).