by Doug Hawley
Gales Creek is
in the eastern foothills of the Coast Range in
western Oregon USA. By mountain standards,
the Coast Range is very modest and have never
been known to brag like the Rockies have as in
Rocky Mountain High as performed by
the late John Denver aka Deutschendorf.
a lesson from John Denver dont
sing a song about a woman you are going to
The hike was
led by a man, but we usually have women leaders
in which case we are Ms. Led or Miss Led,
depending on which camp you are in.
As always, we
got a hike description before the hike. It
listed two creek crossings. We thought wed
have to cross them through the water, but each
had a bridge. Cleary the description should
have been abridged.
A woman asked
about a tree that was broken off about five feet
(1.5 meters) from its base. I said that I was
This was an
easy hike for me because I am usually the
designated whiner and complainer. For this
hike I was usurped by a former lawyer. Maybe
he was courting my approval.
The four of us
in our car opted to skip the no-price extra three
mile (five kilometers?) and several hundred feet
(less than several hundred meters) add-on, so we
didnt get as high as they did.
Nobody died so
it was a good hike.
- The author is.
(This is short, but you get several puns.)