In 2012, a reversal of last year's event attendance at this location: this time, Obsidian participants on a hike, not originally ours, outnumbered those of our accompanying group (Trail's Club Oregon - Portland based) eight to five! (Last year: 8 to 16) Many of the participants from the Trails Club have camped at Belknap Hot springs as an annual event - for years- and have done this hike before. Some nice conversational mixing of hikers between the two clubs appeared to occur.
Those of us who participated had to deal with some heat, especially on the open sections in full sun around Clear Lake. Don Cross soldiered on over sometimes harsh and bumpy Karst rocks with an arthritic knee, giving him some grief on the Clear Lake loop section, but otherwise, no negative drama.
Given the durability of this season's wet weather, no one was about to complain about some heat. A brilliant sunny day rewarding us with sparkling clarity of both the two waterfalls and Clear Lake's exotic color.
Participants: (members) Jyoti Naik, Sarah Praskievicz, Don Cross, Joe Sanders (leader) (non members) Hannah Fleischmann, Kelley Wilson, Charmaine Rehg, Jason Rydquist.Members: Joe Sanders, Jyoti Naik, Sarah Praskievicz, Don Cross. Nonmembers: Hannah Fleischmann, Kelley Wilson, Charmaine Rehg, Jason Rydquist.
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