Scott Mountain

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Leader: David Morris
Hike: 8.2 miles, 1300 ft (Moderate)

Seven eager hikers met at the Thurston Albertson’s parking lot. The rains for the last two weeks had lifted and talk about sun screen was in the air. We picked up two more hikers in Vida.

It was perfect hiking weather. Sunny and a little chilly at first but everyone warmed right up. On the way to the mountain there were patches of snow on the trail about 1/2 inch deep and the occasional mud puddles were iced over. We stopped for a break at a small trailside lake. What a beautiful view. Without a wind the small lake reflected Scott Mountain, the sky and the trees like a mirror.

Just before the summit we encountered several late season wild flowers and around the corner we had a view of the Three Sisters. We snapped some pictures just before a cloud bank engulfed the mountain. We spent some time at the summit eating lunch and taking in the great views.

On the trip back we made a side trip to Tenas Lake and spent at least a half an hour basking in the sun. What a nice end to a great hike.

Members: David Morris, Steven Johnson, Ernst Schwintzer, Ellen Johnson, Jim Whitfield, Joe Sanders, Nancy Whitfield, Lisa Marcus. Nonmembers: Catherine Burke-Maher.

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