Leaders: Gordon Lindberg, Southern Courtney
It was somewhat of a shock to see such a long line of vehicles at the carpool point at 8 am. It turned out that two other hiking groups had met at 7:30 and had left. Thirteen people showed up for our trek. Two more met us at the trailhead. The scheduled assistant, Darlene Kurtzweil, was unable to be present because of recent foot surgery, so Southern Courtney agreed to assume this role. An hour and a half of hiking brought us to the summit of Mt. Burnham at 11:30.
The majority were in favor of only a snack instead of a lunch break at this point, so it was up and away in the direction of the next peak. In another hour, twelve of us were enjoying a leisurely lunch break on top of Throop, while the other three remained at the trail junction. Southern led the group back to the starting point. Pleasantly cool weather prevailed throughout the day. An added bonus was the sighting of a bighorn near the trailhead. All things considered, it was an enjoyable hike.
In addition to the leaders, the participants were Marv Brown, Luella Fickle, Vicki Jordan, Norman Kinkle, Patty Lindberg (no relation), Femma Maldessian, Johanna May, Ingrid Neat, Ron O'Brien, Hal Rice, Tom Soulanille, and Bob Wheatley. My thanks to Southern Courney for his willingness to assist.