The Obsidian Bulletin, June 1962, p. 1

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VOL. XXII JUNE 1962 No. 8


The overnight trip to Southern Oregon Coast was enjoyed by 17 people. The first rendezvous was the first rest stop west of Scottsburg on Saturday morning. Picnic lunch was eaten at Bandon State Park. The group made an enjoyable tour of Prehistoric Gardens, with Jim Stovall briefing us on the lives of the dinosaurs modeled here.

Various stops were made along the new highway including Mack Arch. Thomas Creek bridge, and Whale Head Cove. The entire group stayed overnight at the Crest Motel For dinner we drove across the California line to Ship-Ashore-Restaurant. We visted the ship's gift shop, museum, "Pirate's Cove", and Whell Housei and saw a brilliant sunset from the deck. At the motel Harry Wesley showed slides of southern Oregon flowers and Nellie McWilliams showed pictures of the earlier coast trip.

Early Sunday morning Harris Beach State Park was visited at low tide. A visit to Azalea State Park followed. Crossing the line into California, we turned left up the Smith River road. The Smith River Canyon is especially spectacular at this time of year. A picnis lunch stop was made at Panther Flat Campground in the Six Rivers National Forest. Farther up Smith Canyon the party discovered and photographed two of southern Oregon's rather uncommon and beautiful flowers, red delphinium and Imperial Lewisia. Near Grant's Pass two stops were made in flower meadows near Rough and Ready Creek.

Those making the trip were Margaret Markley, Leader, Jim and Mary Douglass Stovall, Helen and Paul Wieser, Nellie and Mac McWilliams, Ina Foss, Margaret Wiese, Helen Hughes, Myrtle Smith, Helen Letto, Roxie and Louis Waldorf, Harry and Lois and JoAnn Wesley.

GENE RENARD has rented a house in Honolulu for the family. There address there will be; 109 Rosebank Place, Honolulu 17.

LINTON LAKE on May 12.

This hike led by Art Johnson was made by 17 persons. Only one small snowbank was found on the way in. Lunch stop was made where Obsidian Creek flows into the lake. Marion Johnson boiled up a pot of coffee which he shared with others. The party came out by the newly constructed trail. Those on the hike were Art Johnson, Sylvia Dabes, Bailey Castelloe, Charla and Roberta Eubanks, Don Lyons, Bud Fluke, Robin Brant, Forest White, Monte Fisher, Dorothy Towlerton, Bob Medill, Mildred Ball, Helen Smith Bill and Scott Martyn and Marion Johnson.


Hikers were badly rained on. A wrong turn was taken at a fork and after about 45 minutes of hiking the group looked across to the lookout building on another ridge. After eating lunch the group started back to take the other turn, but it began to pour and the party was drenched. Bailey Castelloe is reported to have said it was the worst downpour he'd ever been caught in on an Obsidian trip. A photographer and a reporter from the Register Guard probably have enough reasons to keep them from going on another Obsidian trip for 20 years. Those getting the drenching were Douglas Spencer, Leader, Amy Lou, Susan, and David Spencer, Sam Freer, Mirko Y. Piner, Emma Wright, Ina Foss, Bailey Castelloe, Peter Pomeroy, Helen Smith, Bill, Eroline, Scott and Elaine Martyn,

HOBO BREAKFAST enjoyed by many.

Some had their breakfast inside and some outside. It was a gorgeous day to be out and quite a few went on Catherine Dunlop's bird trip before breakfast. During the day considerable outside cleaning up and leveling off of the grounds was accomplished as well as some tileing and ditch filling done. Mrs Norma Gray of Perth, Australia, guest of Molly Clark attended.

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