Tahkenitch Dunes

September 24, 2006

We assembled at the Fred Meyer’s parking lot at 08:30 hrs., a fine group of ten happy hikers, ready to go on another Obsidian adventure.

Arriving at Tahkenitch, we all noticed one special thing, the temperature was unusually warm and there was no wind. Most of us, having prepared for a chillier climate, soon all shed as much as we could to stay cool. “Within the parameters of proper modesty", of course. The skies were clear as can be, there was absolutely no fog. . . what a day. We were all delighted.

Upon traversing along the shore, we realized that it was warmer than we even thought before. It was mentioned by some, that it felt like it was in the 80s F. A gorgeous day it was, and we had the beach to ourselves. Visibility was as far as the eye could see. Prolific with butterflies, moths and other little critters, reminding us that fall was nigh.

We munched our lunch “pardon the pun”, in the shade of the taller brush just before climbing the dunes. We continued our journey to Threemile Lake. . . even that was without wind or fog. Then, proceeded back on the loop and into “the most welcomed shade of the trees”.

A hike full of enjoyment, composed of magnificent scenery, friendly conversation, witty comments and informative observations. I personally was “honored” to share one of my favorite passions with such nice people.

Thanks to: Julie Dorland, who drove and coached me on my first “co-lead” with great humor. And to Daniele Delaby who also drove, not to mention her “input of experience”. On the hike were members: Julie Dorland, Jane Allen, Joanne Ledet, Barbara Schomaker, Gail Wahl, Daniele Delaby, Linda Hovey, Beth Roy and I, Zella Andreski. Non-member and mushroom aficionado, Andrew Watson.

Blue skies & happy hikers. Photo: Zella Andreski

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