Lowder Mountain

July 19, 2007

Jackets were in order as our merry band of Obsidians started out on the Lowder Mountain trailhead. Recent rains and the showers we encountered on the way up made for a dust-free drive on the gravel road leading to the trailhead, but the thigh-high flowers and shrubs we encountered as we crossed the meadows were sopping wet and before long so were we. Marshall graciously allowed the few mosquitos we encountered along the trail to bite only him, so the rest of us had no problems. We began to warm up and dry out as we switched-back up to the top, and the occasional moments of sunshine helped too. No one was surprised that all the major peaks, usually seen from the cliff overlooking Karl and Ruth Lakes, were completely covered in clouds. Nevertheless, this customary lunch spot is still a great place for a picnic. The sun came out for good as we made our way down, and since wed knocked off most of the water on the meadow flowers coming in, it was very pleasant as we returned to the cars. The small but select group of hikers ended the trip by enjoying refreshments on the Finn Rock Cafe deck overlooking the beautiful McKenzie River. The congenial group consisted of members Daniele Delaby, Julie Dorland, Sharon and Jim Duncan, Ed Lichtenstein, Marshall Kandell, and Nola Nelson.


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