July 23, 2005
On a beautiful, warm Saturday we headed to Lowder Mountain.
Because our group was big, we divided up into two groups with Ann-Marie’s
The trail is not being maintained so it was very overgrown and often obscure
from view, however, we persevered and made it to the top.
The views were spectacular!
The wildflowers in full bloom and included: tiger lilies, gentian, cone flowers,
columbine, cat’s paws, cat’s ear, larkspur, coral root, sedum,
spiria, lupine, paintbrush, yarrow, wild roses and rhodies.
There were no mosquitoes and the flies were annoying.
One person fell on the trail so we were able to use our first aid supplies.
The unnamed hiker just suffered a few scratches.
We all learned to replace our antiseptic wipes before they dry out because
they dry out when carried around in packs for years.
So, check out your personal kits and make them useful.
We were back in Eugene by 4:30 and all had a great time.
Diane Jeffcott (leader),