Fuji Moutain-Upper Island Loop
September 25, 2010
This was a glorious hike experienced by Jan and Rich Anselmo, Dick
Hildreth, Chris Stockdale, Sarah Praskicvicz and Lyndell Wilken.
Perfectly clear skies and in the 70s. Our first stop was at Birthday
Lake which was bathed in sunshine with a tinge of fall color on the
fringes of the lake. Fuji Mt. was the lunch destination and the views of
the Sisters and Waldo Lake were all one could hope for. We could have
stayed on top for hours taking in the surroundings but the 16 mile trek
beckoned us onward to Upper Island Lake. Our efforts of doing a longer
hike were rewarded by the presence of an eagle swooping across the lake.
We proceeded through large trees and open forest along the South Waldo
Trail where we found two Cy Bingham tree blazes from 1905. The final
part of our journey took us through Pot Hole Meadow which was full of
late afternoon sunshine. Everyone completed this fall hike feeling
blessed by all that we had seen.