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VOLUME XII EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE-JULY NO. 5
at Horseshoe Lake
Two weeks of paradise are promised us by the Outing Committee at Horseshoe Lake high up in the seven lakes basin of the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon. This campsite, scene of two previous outings, remains unexcelled in the minds of Obsidians, for it's central location in "The Switzerland of America", the other name for the beautiful granite Wallowas.. ...and rightly named is it with the "famed Matterhorn" sticking its white marble dome 10,000 ft. into the air, and Eagle Cap, 9,675 ft.
Present plan is to have each member take his sleeping bag with him, as the first night will be spent at Wallowa Lake
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For excellent instruction in the art of mountain climbing,the Climbing Committee, headed by Al Lindley, planned and completed a schedule of lectures, practical work during hikes, rock techniques, rope work and snow techniques which was climaxed by the climb of Three Fingered Jack under the leadership of Gene Sebring, May 25th.
The group, after previous weekends of training camped at Hoodoo Bowl and started the four mile hike to the mountain at 3:30 a.m. Techniques learned in earlier sessions were put to good use in making the mountain less difficult for the novice climbers. Eighteen members of the party were: Robert Ritchie, Jerold Williams, Doyle Kline, Jack Christopher, Francis Dunn, Evelyn Marsh, Lloyd Plaisted, Virginia Drake, Donald Kohler, Kermit and Betty Clemens, Jim Newsom, Ronnie Bessonette, Bob Medill, Dennie Koupal, Gail Burwell, Charles Turner. Gene Sebring, the leader, was ably assisted by Lloyd Plaisted, Dennie Koupal and Don Kohler.
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