Obsidian Trail - Arrowhead Lake

Sunday, September 2, 2012
Leader: Bob Harrison
Hike: 12 miles, 2100 ft (Difficult)

We left Eugene on a beautiful September morning at 7:00 am and headed for the Obsidian Trail head. The group consisted of 6 members and 2 nonmembers. We hiked up the Obsidian Trail until we turned onto the Glacier Way Trail, which took us to the PCT at Sunshine Meadows. We continued straight up the meadows following the creek almost to the spring below Arrowhead Lake. We crossed the creek then and headed up the side of the Middle Sister until we had passed steep snow fields that were blocking our usual route up to Arrowhead Lake. Since it was the middle of Labor Day Weekend we expected to find people at the lake, but to our surprise and delight we had the lake to ourselves. We spent about an hour at the lake resting, eating, talking, taking pictures of the North & Middle Sisters,and walking to the cliff edge to take in the view below. On the way back we took the PCT over to Obsidian Falls and picked up the Obsidian Trail there to head back to our cars. Everyone agreed it was a great trip with perfect weather, no mosquitoes and a group of strong competent hikers.

Members: Bob Harrison, Jennifer Baer, Rich Romm, Randy Sinnott, Denise Butler. Nonmembers: Charles Couture, Joe Alsup, Stephanie Harris.


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