Waldo Mountain Lookout
July 25, 2009
Our group of ten hikers made quick work of the three mile, 1900 foot
climb to the historic Waldo Mountain Lookout located at 6357 feet in
the Waldo lake Wilderness. We enjoyed a lunch in the shade of the
lookout porch. After a brief rest and photos, we headed down hill on
the 5.5 mile loop trail back to the cars. The trail passes through the
very scenic Waldo Meadows, a narrow meadow of ferns, hellebore, and
cone flowers tucked between old growth groves of noble fir and hemlock.
Guests were Margaret Bayless, Mariche de Greef, Lisa Logsdon, and Karen
Rayle. Obsidian hikers were Carol Armstrong, Brad Bennet, Paul
Flashenberg, Ernest Schwintze, Lamont Smith, and Leader Brian Hoyland.