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New Meetup: South Waldo Lake

From: Bill B
Sent on: Monday, August 10, 2009 5:30 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Eugene Hiking & Camping Meetup Group!

What: South Waldo Lake

When: Saturday, August 15,[masked]:00 AM

Albertsons @ Hilyard & E 30th
3075 Hilyard St
Eugene, OR 97405

I'll be camping in my 16 foot (tiny) trailer at Shadow Bay Campground from Friday (morning) to Sunday. I'll also have a 9 foot (very tiny) sailing-rowing-electric.motoring dinghy.

Around 11 Saturday Morning, we'll hike 1.5 miles to a sandy beach just past the South Waldo Shelter. I may ferry picnic supplies and/or non-hikers to the beach in my boat. Anyone with a canoe or kayak should bring it and be part of the naval fleet.

We'll then hike about 1.5 more miles from the beach to a huckleberry field near Bingo Lake for (hopefully) dessert.

Without a doubt, Waldo Lake is THE most spectacular lake in Oregon. (Crater Lake is pretty cool too, but you can't take your boat there). Waldo is so clear I get afraid of heights when I look into the water. The views are incredible too.

This is a level, and easy hike for kids or us geezers. You can also camp out anywhere along the shoreline, by boat or backpack.

After the hike, we can go back to my campsite and sit by a fire. There will be room for a tent or two at my campsite, too, if you want to stay overnight. If you'd like to come with me Friday morning, please email. I have to leave early (8 a.m.) to be sure to get an unreserved site. If you want your own site, I can try to get one for you.

I'll post more details soon depending on the response. Please sign up early since time is short for planning.

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