September 24, 2005
On a cool September eight hikers embarked to Vivian Lake via
Highway 58 to Oakridge.
Just east of town we took the turn off to Hills Creek Dam and
proceeded on Road 23 for about twenty miles to the trail head.
Upon arrival we were greeted by a fabulous view of Diamond Peak that
had just been covered with a skiff of new fallen snow, the first of
The trail proceeded up a gradual grade, passing Notch Lake, and
approximately three miles from the trail head reached the top of the ridge.
From there it was about a mile down hill to Vivian Lake, where we had lunch.
After a short break we proceeded back to the trail head by the way we came.
This route is not the usual way the Obsidians hike to Vivian Lake, it is
not as steep as the Salt Creek trail and not as scenic, but it makes for an
Walt Dolliver (leader),
Chris Lloyd (non-member)