Diamond Creek Falls
March 10, 2007
A dauntless dozen gathered, expecting forecasted RAIN. But blue
skies prevailed with nary a drop until the trip home. The snow was
crusty after recent rains. The trail was littered with small branches
and lichen. Trail obstacles were negotiated without injury. The
dauntless dozen paraded through all seven canyon view points and often
paused to listen to the breeze in the trees. The falls were all
spectacular, with lots of water. We took 90 minutes to reach the Upper
Diamond Creek Falls. After lunch beside the falls, the return route was
along the FS road and the Vivian Lakes trail. We enjoyed spectacular
panoramas and majestic mountain hemlock forests. The return took an
hour. In the parking lot, Marianne fed us her wonderful poppyseed cake.
Which attracted the entertainment. . . Clarke’s Nutcrackers removing
tidbits from open hands. We almost beat the rain back to Eugene.
Enjoying the lovely outing was qualifying non-member Heather Croson
along with members Marianne Camp, Kathleen and Jim Floyd, Daphne James,
Barb Revere, Patrice McCaffrey, Sharon and Jim Duncan, George Jobanek,
Ann-Marie Askew, and leader Jim Pierce.