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VOL XVI JULY 1956 OBSIDIANS, INC.- P. O. BOX 322 - EUGENE, OREGON NO. 6
CANADA - HERE WE COME!
ALL THOSE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO ARE SIGNED UP FOR SUMMER CAMP IN CANADA ARE ABOUT TO LEAVE - AUGUST 5TH, TO BE SPECIFIC - IF ANYONE IS LATE IN DECIDING, IT SURELY WILL PAY YOU TO CONTACT GENE SEBRING. DI 3-5118, HENRY CARLSON AT LEABURG, OR CLARENCE BANKHEAD, DI 4-6058, OR ERNIE KEASLING, DI 3-2406, OR ANY OBSIDIAN, AND THEY WILL SEE ABOUT GETTING YOU ABOARD --- BUT YOU'D BETTER HURRY!
TRIPS AND CLIMBS AHEAD
July 22-- THREE FINGERED JACK Climb of Mt. Shuksan postponed.
July 9 - NORTH SISTER, a new route up from the East side, led by Gene Sebring.
Aug. 5 - OBSIDIAN FALLS - a joint hike with Trips Committee, Bertha Deckmann, Arlene & Ernie Keasling, Leaders.
Aug, 12 - MT. SCOTT - on the rim of Crater Lake, with Dave and Gale Burwell, Leaders,
Aug. 26 - SOUTH SISTER - led this year by Mildred Ball.
A re-schedule of Three Fingered Jack to be July 22 - check the sign up sheet at Hendershotts.
THOSE EVERLOVIN' TRIPS TO COME
July 22 - HUCKLEBERRY LAKE & THE ISLAND-- a qualifying trip - Phil. Brogan, of Bend Bulletin fame, will direct us to the site of one of Oregon's most unusual geological formations, with the help of Bette Hack. We will meet Bette at the City Park at 8 A.M. and drive from there to West Lava Camp. There is water on the trail, but you may want to take your canteen along. We will see a frozen cataract of lava, several hundred feet long, and will be able to observe and trace the Little Belknap and Yapoah Crater flows. There will be also a very fine view of the summit lavas. The hike is 8 miles round trip and - oh yes, it's all downhill!
July 29 - CARPENTER MT. - - a long time since our last visit - another qualifying trip led by Frank Sipe.
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CAMP REED --- FAN LAKE
1956 F.W.O.C. CONVENTION
Labor Day weekend isn't far away, and it's time you were making your reservations for the Federation of Western Outdoor Club's Annual Meeting, which returns to the Northwest this year from far southern California. Also this year both president and secretary of the federation are Obsidians! - K. Onthank and F. Newsom -- Camp Reed is 35 miles north of Spokane - main highway except 4 miles of excellent gravel. It is a YMCA camp with fine new kitchen, dining hall, and wash house facilities, cottages for 150 and plenty of clean pine woods and lake shore for those who prefer to sleep outdoors. Swimming, boating, riding, tennis, etc., all free, (fishermen must have license before coming). There are plenty of resources for hiking, nature study, etc. Program includes Federation business, important but streamlined, election of officers, reports of clubs and Federation committees working during the year and, particularly, consideration of conservation issues. Notable conservation leaders including Dr. and Mrs. Olaus Murie reporting on the Arctic Wilderness which they are exploring this summer; Howard Zahniser, and Forest Serv- Officials, Park Service Officials, will be there to join in discussion. In the evenings - pictures of some of our choicest wilderness and discussions of how to assure its availability for future enjoyment.
Reservation blanks may be had from Obsidian officers and Frances Newsom, and
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