July 9, 2003
It was a warm, sunny day.
After successfully negotiating a labyrinth of logging roads we arrived
at the trailhead and soon headed up the trail.
The number of wildflowers in bloom was impressive and we stopped
repeatedly to look at them.
Many were successfully identified and others remained a mystery.
On the summit we had a leisurely lunch while enjoying a spectacular
view of the Cascade range.
Maps were consulted and attempts were made to identify some of the less
obvious mountains surrounding us.
Eventually we headed down in a precipitous rush for the van.
During the drive home the air conditioning provided a welcome relief from
the afternoon heat that increased as we approached Eugene.
As we pulled into the parking lot the temperature was 93 degrees.
and leader Dan Bates.