The Obsidian Bulletin, March 1960, p. 1

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August 7th thru August 20th - is the date set for the Annual Obsidian Summer Camp.

This historic spot has been the scene of 3 Summer Camps, and numerous week-end events with the objective of a climb of Mt. Jefferson. This 10,500 mountain is a favorite of good climbers.

This delightful spot in the Santiam National Forest provides a wonderful variety of hikes. An abundance of lakes -- well stocked with fish is in the area.

Mt. Jefferson, midway between the north and south boundaries of Oregon was named by Capt. Clark of the Lewis & Clark expedition after President Jefferson. The first climb of the mountain was recorded in July 1897.

The mountain has five glaciers, the Whitewater Glacier being the largest in Oregon. Many parks and many lakes surround the mountain, and most of these will be visited by the campers.

This will be a pack trip, and complete arrangements will be made for you by the committee. A special price has been arranged for young folks, and special events will be planned for them.

This should be a wonderful camp, right in our own Oregon back yard. Plan to attend, tell your friends and invite them along.

Ray Cavagnaro

SIGN UP for all trips at the Obsidian Bulletin Board at Gilbert's Shoes, 49 East Broadway.

GET YOUR TICKET and plan to attend the OBSIDIAN SPRING BANQUET - APRIL 23 1960. More later.


The regular monthly Obsidian Board meeting was held at Mike and Dorothy Stahl's home March 3rd at 7:30 P.M. Those present: Tom Taylor, Jim Stovall, Mike McCloskey, Gerry Fehly, Ray Harris, Kay Fahy, Gene Renard, Lorena Shinn$ Jim Richardson, Ray Cavagnaro, Ray Sims and Mike and Dorothy Stahl.

Gerry read the lengthy minutes of the past month. Two bills were ordered paid, - Bob Medill, $6 for stamps and Mishler's for February, $20.70. The Historian was absent. Membership chairman Kay reported two new members, Michael Bray and Joseph David Fehly, $2, and $38 also from dues. Bob steele and Mel Jackson also were voted into the club. Two were dropped - Durward Boyles and Bertha Deckmann.

Gene reported three successful trips, Feb. 21 with 20 climbers on Spencer Butte; 14 on the ski trip to Fairview Lookout in the Bohemia's Sat. Feb. 27; on Feb. 28, 7 were on the McKenzie ski trip to Proxy Creek Trail. The new schedule for April will be found on page 4.

Conservation - Mike McCloskey reported that early in April there would be a meeting of the Water Resources Board to make studies of the water uses in the streams of our area. Therefore he wishes club members versed in any of the areas listed (which should be preserved for Recreation, Fish & Wild Life) to contact him. The areas - McKenzie River from mouth to Leaburg Dam, Mohawk River, McKenzie from Leaburg Dam to Lane Co. line, Blue River, Quartz Creek, South Fork, Horse Creek, Willamette River from Lookout Point Dam to source, Fall Creek, North Fork, Salmon Creek, Salt Creek, Gold Lake, Waldo Lake basin, Mink Lake basin, and Scott Lake basin.

Climbing committee reported by Jim Richardson; climbing school will start with an indoor session April 6 at the Court House meeting hall, then another April 20 with outside sessions April 24,27 & May 1. On June 25 & 26 Cove Palisades; Snow & Ice School on Collier Glacier July 9-10. The rest of the climbing schedule will be printed in the regular Obsidian schedule. The board passed a motion to allow the climbing committee to purchase a new First Aid Kit.

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