September 13, 2003
The sky was blue, the air was warm and it looked like it was going to be
a perfect day to hike!
We met at Amazon Community Parking Lot (south end) and left a little after
We enjoyed a beautiful drive on the McKenzie Hwy. and you could feel fall
in the air!
We stopped at the McKenzie Ranger Station for a “pit stop.”
We continued on the McKenzie Hwy. and exited on the Old McKenzie Hwy. 242.
Just past the Dee Wright Observatory is Lava Camp Rd. where we turned off.
We parked at the PCT Trailhead parking lot and started our hike.
It had rained the night before so we didn’t encounter the normal dust,
which made it great!
The trail is shared by horses at times so hikers can sometimes run into
a dusty trail.
We had perfect views of Mt. Washington and Mt. Jefferson on the way to
South Mathieu Lake.
We ate our lunch at South Mathieu Lake (which was lower this year).
We had a great view of North Sister!
After lunch we continued our loop to North Mathieu Lake.
All eight of us had a super hike.
Those who went were
Michelle Tambellini, leader (substituting for Barbara Schomaker).