September 12, 2010
It took two hours of hiking in the forest to reach the six switchbacks
that opened up the panoramic views of the Three Sisters and Mt.
Washington. Thirty minutes later we approached the top with a “front
seat” view of Three Finger Jack and lake basin. Around the corner,
there was Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood. We lingered on the rocky butte 1½
hours basking in the sun and identifying lakes and peaks. Chris
Stockdale said, “It is the best view I’ve had all summer.” Jim
Whitfield who is reactivating his membership said, “If I had know this
view was here, I would have hiked up here years ago.” In the near
future, he plans to cross-country to Berley Lakes. That sounds like a
great car shuttle for an Obsidian hike. Also enjoying the view were
members, Becky Lipton and Brad Bennett.
Janet Jacobsen, leader.