Canyon Creek Meadows

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Leader: Laurie Funkhouser
Hike: 7.5 miles, 1400 ft (Moderate)

The crew gathered promptly at South Eugene H.S. and left at 7:30 a.m. Connected again at the McKenzie District Station where we encountered the Duffy Lake crew led by Guy Strahon - think we overwhelmed the District! Once at the trailhead, we started hiking at 10:30 under blue skies, temperatures in the high 70s, and no mosquitoes! Perfect! The very amiable group kept a steady pace to reach the lunch spot at the base of Three Fingered Jack looking down on the very low glacial lake. This group had enthusiasm! Several opted to take the additional hike up the ridgeline for the windy and spectacular view of Broken Top, Mt. Washington and beyond. After viewing, eating and rehydrating we headed back down at about 1:30. Because the weather was so perfect and the group wasn't quite exhausted, we opted to take the .7 side trip to Wasco Lake. Caroline, Jim, Tom, Daphne, Nancy M. and Katie all took a dip/swim in the lake and reported that it was worth the extra 1.4 miles! Refreshed, we continued down the trail to return to the vehicles. A great day with a wonderfully adventuresome group. Thank you!

Members: Laurie Funkhouser, Nancy Whitfield, Denise Butler, Tom Giesen, Dick Hildreth, Katie Geiser, Becky Lipton, Jennifer Haynes, Nancy Matthews, Daphne James. Nonmembers: Jim Woods, Caroline Forell.


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