Tam McArthur Rim
August 25, 2002
It’s a long drive [c. 115 miles] to the trailhead across from the Driftwood
Campground at Three Creek Lake.
The day was relatively cool and rain the night before had nicely dampened the trail
which was not at all dusty.
We made the Rim in good time and lunched there though beyond the recommended viewpoint
[which we caught on the way back].
After lunch we continued toward Broken Top and most hikers meandered on as far as the
base of Broken Hand.
While some overcast limited views to the north, the views of Broken Top, Bachelor,
and the Sisters were stunning.
The presence of dark thunder clouds over the Sisters heightened the depth and interest
of those views.
While up on the Rim we heard some thunder and felt a few drops of rain and even hail
but largely escaped the rain that further dampened the trail back to our cars.
And up near Broken Hand we ran into Sandy and Chuck Reul who had breakfasted in Sisters
and were planning to have dinner there as well.
Enjoying the great views, exercise—and lively discussions provoked by our
resident iconoclast, President Ahrens—were nonmembers Suzanne Murray, Barry Taub,
and Sergey Yuzvinsky;
and members Joanne Ledet, Yuan Hopkins, Kitson Graham, Rick Ahrens, Sam Miller, Joe Neal,
and [leader] Ed Lichtenstein.