The Obsidian Bulletin, January 1958, p. 1

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Obsidians To Go South for summer
Zion and Bryce Canyon
Beckon Summer Campers

Obsidians are going south for the summer. The board has approved the suggestion of the outing committee that the 1958 summer camp be at Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, with a side trip to Grand Canyon. Dates are Aug. 3 to 16.

Chairman Gene Sebring told the board his committee had conducted a postcard poll of members who usually attend summer outings. The Zion-Bryce idea won, with Mt. Rainier National Park a close second. Next was the Tetons. The poll showed most favored a rather distant trip.

The plan is to camp at both Zion and Bryce, a few days at each. Some time in the period a bus will take campers to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Those who wish can descend the canyon wall, cross the Colorado River and come up the North wall to the rim where the bus will meet them for the trip back to camp.

While details are not firmed up, Gene reports it will probably be a bus trip and will take about three days each way, leaving eight days in the parks. Details, including price, will be reported in a later bulletin.

Danger River

Again Obsidians will bring a film by Charles Eggert to Eugene. This one will be "Danger River" in time for the opening of fishing season. Tentative date is April 12, a Saturday night at Eugene High auditorium.

Committee is Jim Jeppesen and Ray Sims, chairmen, and Dot Dotson, Art Johnson and Doris Sims. Prices will likely be 90 and 50 cents for adults and students.

The Winter Season
Can Be a Busy One

Winter trips are "iffy" things. Weather can be, and sometimes is, discouraging. But so far this year, says Trips Chairman Bob Medill, things have gone pretty well. He reports 30 on the Christmas tree trip, 8 on the trip up to Salmon Creek Falls, - 14 on the hatchery trip. The mystery trip of Dec. 29 was canceled.

Sunday the 19th saw 20 on the McKenzie snow trip. After parking at the White Branch ski area, they walked at least a mile and a half before finding snow on the highway. Then they skied far above Proxy. Some used snowshoes.

Trips to come follow:

Feb. 2 -- The Metallurgical plant at Albany. The Beamans will lead us through, with Ken Lodewick as leader from Eugene.

Feb. 9 - Donn Chase's place on Salt Creek, with a side trip from there.

Feb. 23- Somewhere on the coast with Lorena Shinn.

Mar. 2 - The schedule says "West Point" with Paul and Helen Weiser.

The Feb, 2 trip to the Albany plant will end with a feed at Mae Beaman's. We start from Marge and Bill Beaman's home. To get there, go just past Tops and turn right; their house is in the second block - address is 811 S. Fulton. Mae Beaman's is 1420 Umatilla.


The board of directors and the membership extend their sympathies to Percy Brown, whose wife, Zula, died the Sunday before Christmas.

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