Meeting at SEHS parking lot at 8:00 a.m., we were on our way to the trail. The hike up was very pleasant through Old Growth and forest wildflowers, including Bunchberry Dogwood. The trail traversed through somewhat brushy terrain around the marsh/meadow. The hike up the ridge was warm, but much more comfortable than for hikers starting later than the day. In the clearings July wildflowers greeted the hikers, including Indian Paintbrush and many others. On the summit, hikers were rewarded for their effort with a view of the Cascades from Diamond Peak to Mount Adams, the Old Cascades and to the west Mary's Peak could be seen. For nearly an hour, we rested on the summit, taking in the scenery , munching on treats, and sharing cameras to capture the moments of another beautiful day in the Cascades. After the hike back to the trailhead, and the drive back towards Eugene, the group stopped for Ice Cream at the Vida store.Members: David Adkins, David Reinhard, Steven Johnson, Katie Geiser. Nonmembers: Rob Boese, Becca Puleo, Branden Johnson.
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