Chip Ross/Dimple Hill
March 7, 2004
Despite a muddy trail and 35 downed trees to cross,
eight hikers completed the hike in high spirits.
A truly warm, sunny, spring-like day brought out the
early wildflowers: Snowqueen, Indian Plum, red currant,
cardamine, Draba verna, and one lone Trillium.
Also saw a California tortoiseshell (butterfly).
The pièce de résistance was an apres-hike visit to
New Morning Bakery in Corvallis to replenish our calories.
Karen & Lucy Rayle,