Ridgeline Trail, Obsidian Lodge to Baldy

December 14, 2002

The parking lot was full when I arrived at the Lodge around 8:30. Thanks to Gerry Roe and her committee, our group was able to feast on great food, visit with friends, and win prizes. It was warm, in the mid 50’s and not raining when eleven of us started from the lodge at 9:30. We hiked up the wet and sometimes muddy trail to 30th Avenue where we continued on Spring to Firland. We then hiked down and up Firland and 40th Street to intersect again with Spring. The Firland road is in a wooded area which helped break the procession of blocks and houses. At the end of Spring where the official Ridgeline Trail Sign is in place, we started up the trail to Baldy. We had no problems with the slippery slopes. It was windy and starting to rain so we didn’t stay long to look at the views. Several of us remembered when Marriner Orum used to lead a wandering hike from Hendriks Park to Spencer’s Butte. That was before the official Ridgeline Trail was established. Back at the lodge parking lot, we wished that we could have some of those bagels and scones. We were the last cars to leave the lodge. I locked the gate. What a great event for the 75th celebration! Hikers were Leona Devine, Charles Durham (new member), Richard Hughes (winner of snowshoes), Lana Lindstrom, Norma Lockyear, Bill and Margaret Prentice, Ruth Romoser, Nola Shurtleff, Sam Tracer and Jan Jacobsen (leader).


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