September 18, 2005
As expected, the Maiden peak hike turned out to be the
Starting from SEHS at 8 a.m., five hikers drove to the Maiden
Peak trail head on Gold Lake Road and started the pleasant
hike through the old growth forest.
As it does every year, the Willamette forest presents a
wonderful, cool start to a pleasant trail to the top of Maiden
As one of the hikers, Paul Brown, just moved to the Eugene area
(the “center of the known universe”) much of the
hiking talk was centered on acquainting Paul with Lane County
and the State of Oregon and what it had to offer.
The temperature stayed in the low 50s (it seemed) for the entire
hike, but it was a beautiful, blue- sky day and the views at the
top were panoramic.
Paul Brown (non-member),
had a great day in this fall classic.