Pisgah/Straweberries

June 13, 2009

The rains brought two heavy downpours on the morning of our trip, which resulted in some last minute cancellations, but a hardy and determined group left Eugene for a day of adventure. To our surprise, it was completely dry at our destination. We started our hike from the main trail, ventured off on the Theodore Trail and headed towards the woods where we found our way to the top. This wooded section is not used much and so there was plenty of overgrown vegetation and cobwebs to wipe away. At the top, we had limited views due to the overcast sky. From there, we headed down the #6 trail, which turns into a nice wide road. We saw two snakes and stopped to look at them before they wriggled away. Then it was a challenge to find the connector to Quarry Road, as the path was obscured by more overgrowth. In some spots, the path was not recognizable due to the vegetation. Eventually we connected with Quarry Road and made it back to the parking lot. We then set out for the strawberry farm nearby. At the farm, we each got a little pail and followed the farm attendant out to our rows of strawberries where we were given some basic instructions. Everyone began to fill up their pails, sampling the strawberries and chatting about strawberry recipes. This was a lively and fun group and we all had a great time. Participants were members Pat Soussan, Barb Schomaker, Yuan Hopkins, Daniele Delaby, Sue Meyers, Jane Allen and nonmembers Ilene Aleshire and Kelly Miller.


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