Cowhorn Mountain - July 2, 2016
Coordinator John Malone, narration by Lois Soulia and pictures by Bill Riley
July 2 was the perfect time for twelve intrepid hikers to tackle Cowhorn Mountain. The coordinator recommended spacing cars as they drove the dusty Windigo Pass dirt road which led to some confusion in the convoy but all found the trailhead. Skies were blue and there was just enough snow to cool hikers as they climbed the last quarter of the trail to the top, although sometimes when snow covered the trail, picking it up on the other side of the snow was a challenge.
Mosquitoes floated like dandelion fluff attracted to the hikers as they labored up the mountain. It is a strenuous 9.4 mile hike and considerable effort was expended. Casey and Valerie wore 30 pound backpacks , training for their backpack trip later this summer. Not everyone made it to the top but the mountain air and the views were worth the trip however far each hiker traveled. The club is grateful to John for leading hikes and keeping everyone on the right track.
Roseburg Oregon Hiking Club