From the left: Phyllis, John, Wendy, Becky, Bob Martin, Ellie. Small group because of the 1300′ elevation gain.
We reached it through the Mt. Hood trail head up long windy Los Alamos road, climbed some fences for a shortcut through some private property that separated the two parks.
We had just moved to Puerto Rico and everything seemed a little strange. Peggy was a tiny baby, just two months old and I had just turned 6 one week before when I got the cowgirl boots. It was a strange Christmas because it wasn’t cold. I got a Hopalong Cassidy cowgirl outfit for Christmas and I loved it so much, especially the boots! I ran to the playground to show it off to my friend who also had a new cowgirl outfit and hers was different. Her skirt has a fringe and I think she had fringed gloves. We are each are missing a front tooth. True friendship forever. (I don’t remember her name…)