October 1, 2005
With two cancellations and one “no-show”, only two of
us took this trip, on a day with dim weather prospects.
We drove up the McKenzie and down the North Santiam Highway.
It was sprinkling lightly, so we donned rain gear before starting our hike.
At the site of the former lookout, one normally has views at least from
Mount Hood to the Three Sisters, but not on this wet day.
It was sprinkling rain again so we descended to the Boca Cave before
After a heavy shower, we started up, with some hail falling.
After a time snowflakes were in the air.
The very heavy rains came on our drive home, with near cloudbursts at times,
making driving difficult especially when we were also driving into the sun.
Wet hikers were Obsidians
Norm Benton (leader).