April 4, 2003
Mt. June, which had been scheduled, was canceled due to
inclement weather conditions in that area.
From Barnes and Nobel at Valley River area, seven very flexible
and water repellent hikers tramped to Gillespie Butte (featured
4-3-03 in the Register-Guard).
Although an urban outing, we found buttercups, shooting stars and
spotted lilies at the small private cemetery.
Also at the cemetery we found numerous headstones depicting family
names that have been memorialized in street names.
On our return, we wandered through quite mature neighborhoods to
Goodpasture Road, then back to Valley River via various bike paths.
Along the way a goose had apparently evicted an osprey from its nest.
Springtime has finally arrived as we witnessed one mother goose with
several hatchlings in tow.
and Richard Hughes, leader.