The 5th annual New Years Spencer Butte hike lucked out again with sun and blue skies. Twenty eight hikers were overjoyed with the spectacular sharp views of the snowy Cascades. “You can see all the way to the tip of Mt. Hood!” was voiced by many. As usual there was confusion if one can really see Mt. Hood from Spencer Butte.( No, you can't.) Shared snacks and conversation basking in the sun above the clouds was an auspicious way to begin the first day of the year. 2009 –7 hikers, 2010 - 2 hikers, 2011 – 9 hikers, 2012 – 21 hikers.Members: Janet Jacobsen, Darko Sojak, Diane Schechter, Jim Whitfield, Mari Baldwin, Nancy Whitfield, Charles Ashmore, Susan Sanazaro, Clara Emlen, Marianne Camp, Effie Neth, Lou Maenz, Mary Ellen Baukol, Jane Allen, Sue Wolling, Jorry Rolfe, Brenda Kameenui, Roberta Chord. Nonmembers: Carl Hassman, Ken DenOuden, Morris Ostrofsky, Jenelle Hassman, Jeffery Ryals, Mark Hougardy, Verlean McCoy, Sandra Kwak, Ruthy Kanagy, Greg Maenz.
Obsidians enjoying weather & views on top of the Spencer Butte, 33°F—photo by Darko Sojak
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