May 11, 2003
There were only three of us but we decided to do the hike.
The trail climbs through a Doug Fir forest with an under story of
sword ferns and rhododendrons, the latter not yet blooming.
The snow which had been present a week earlier was gone.
Cloudy but pleasant weather, the clouds obscured the Cascade peaks.
A few spring beauty flowers on top, where we had a rest and a snack,
then back to the trailhead and returned to S.E.H.S. by 1:30 p.m.
No doubt Mother’s Day held down the number of hikers but
Laurie Funkhouser, Ray Mikesell (still holding his own at age 90!)
and Rod Wood (leader) enjoyed the hike.