The Obsidian Bulletin, May 1948, p. 1

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Volume VIII Eugene, Oregon, March, 1948 No. 7

1948 OBSIDIAN SUMMER OUTING August 8th to 22nd

The twentieth annual summer camp will be held on the shores of Husband Lake in our own Three Sisters region this year. Camp was held there in 1942 and those who were there then liked it so well they wanted to go back again. Our destination can be approached from the north or the south. To reach it from the south, we leave Eugene and travel via the Willamette Hiway to just a ways past Odell Lake, then turn north on the Century Drive past Davis Lake to where the road turns off to the left into Wickiup Plains. We leave our cars at the barricade on the Skyline Trial, a distance of about 125 miles. The hike from here is north along the Skyline Trail past the Rock Mesa, drop down across Mesa Creek, then up and down crossing James Creek, Hinton Creek, Separation Creek and up over Foley Ridge to the head of Linnton Meadows. We leave the main trail here and turn off to the west to the foot of the Husband and the shores of Husband lake, a distance of about 7 miles.

To approach from the north drive up the McKenzie Hiway to Frog Camp about 72 miles, take the trail to Sunshine Shelter turning off at White Branch Crossing on to the Obsidian trail, coming in to the Skyline Trail at Obsidian Camp, follow the Skyline Trail south to the head of Linnton Meadows, or turn off and drop down into the foot of the Meadows and come up to Husband Lake, a distance of about 9 miles. Either way is a good hike on a good trail. There is a little more climbing by this trail.

Our Camp site is on the shores of a very beautiful lake nestling at the base of the Husband Mt. Looking towards the east across the head of the Meadows, we have the South Sister on the right and the Middle Sister on the left. Sunsets will leave a most gorgeous alpine glow on the old South Sister. Twilight silhouettes the Husband against the sky line and evening shadows stealing across the lake make a never-to-be-forgotten

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Summit Certificates and Climbing Awards

Beginning with the climb of Mt. McLoughlin, the leader of each official Obsidian climb will issue summit certificates for all persons reaching the summit. In addition to the issuance of summit certificates, the Climbing Committee has adopted two awards for recognition of mountaineering achievement. The award in the nature of a certificate which will list the names of the mountains and the date of the climb. The “Three Sisters Award” will be issued to members who climb each of the Three Sisters on official Obsidian climbs. The “Cascades Award” will be issued to members who climb each of the following peaks on official Obsidian climbs:

Mt. Hood
Mt. Jefferson
Three-Fingered Jack
Mt. Washington
North Sister
Middle Sister
South Sister
Diamond Peak
Mt. Thielsen
Mt. McLoughlin

In issuing the awards, recognition will be given to official climbs made in the past where the records of the club will substantiate the members statements. Application must be made for each award and forms for this purpose will be provided at a later date.

Local Walks Trips Till Next Bulletin

May 16—Hi-Deck—Cascadia area.

May 23—Adams Mtn.

May 30-31—Cove Palisade State Park.

June 6—Ski to Sunshine Shelter.

June 13—Bohemia Mtn.

June 20—Deer Butte.

June 27—Maiden Peak.

July 4-5—Diamond Lake.

July 11—Table Mtn.

July 18—Mt. Yoran.

See local walks schedule for details. These schedules are available for members or friends at Hendershott’s, Ray Sims at U.S. National or Ernie Kiesling at First National.

“Eugene Welcomes Gretchen”

Have you been hearing rumors that Gretchen Fraser might be coming to Eugene? Well that’s what chairman George Korn and co-chairman Virginia Tomkins tell us. Gretchen will be in Eugene for a big week-end May 21, 22, and 23rd. The week-end, sponsored by the City of Eugene, the University of Oregon, U. of O. Ski Club, and the Obsidians, promises big things for all. As you know, or in case you don’t know, Gretchen is our Olympic Ski star from Vancouver, Washington, and is the only U.S. skier ever to win an Olympic title.

Events begin Friday noon, May 21st, when she will be honored at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce Forum Luncheon. Immediately after the luncheon she will be escorted up the McKenzie where the McKenzie River Guides will take her on a boat trip down the river.

Seven o’clock Friday evening at the Osburn Hotel is the time and place for the annual Obsidian Spring Banquet—this year—the “Gretchen Fraser Banquet”. Tickets will be $2.00 and be sure to get yours early because we’re thinking they will go fast! Selling tickets will be Mildred Vaughan at Russels, George Korn at Hendershotts, and Bob Lyon at Eugene High School. Some super entertainment is promised and at this banquet John Skillern will present the trophies for the Junior race held at Hoodoo not too long ago, George

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Princesses and Chiefs To Honor Guests

The Obsidian Princesses and Chief will act as hosts at a breakfast at the Eugene hotel with Gretchen Fraser and other special visitors as guests.

The breakfast is to be in the Persian room, Saturday morning at 8 o’clock. There will be a short program, and other members as well as all Princesses and Chiefs are welcome. Tickets may be secured from any of the Princesses.

As originally planned, there were to be separate meetings; but due to impossibility of securing two rooms, the breakfasts were combined.

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