July 16, 2004
The Obsidians met in Salem for our trip to the coast for
July 16 was the opening day of the gated road that leads to
the trailhead, but we were not the first to arrive—the
Hebo Forest Service was!
Chemeketan Dean Wachtel joined us at the trailhead with his
trusty shears and we proceeded downhill.
After two miles we encountered a huge snag that had fallen
during the winter across the trail.
The Forest Service workers were contributing greatly with
brush clearing and hoping they would have cleared the snag
for us on our way back—but alas it would take a bulldozer
to do so!
After 2.7 miles we reached the high grass meadow with sweeping
ocean views on this beautiful hot July day.
We had lunch overlooking Hart’s Cove and its waterfall.
We all proceeded back the same way we came in.
Good sports for this pre-maintained trail were leader
Barb and Tom Revere,
and many thanks to Sandra Larsen for her guidance and advice for
my first led hike with the Obsidians.