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August 26, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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August 26, 1971

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TO SELL YOUR HOME Call 426-2646 K9015 CUT 56C Regular 1.2S .... Value at W.A. Ironing Pad & Cover Set STP Oil Treatment Regular 1.60 Value! Hoodsport By DOLORES DRAKE HOODSPORT - Many Hoodsport residents set out on wheels this summer, spinning along the freeway to find the perfect vacation spot. This however, was not the way Mick and Donna Simmons spent their vacation. The towering evergreen trees framed by the snow capped peaks of the Olympics lured them to a place where time is not, where the animals roam fearless of man. It was cloudy and raining when Donna and Mick arrived at the Seven Lakes Basin Trail Head on the Soleduck River. The thought of eight days of miserable weather almost drove them home, but the call of the mountain was stronger. Donning their 30 and 40 pound packs they set out and reached Deer Lakeshortly after noon. The lake was beautiful but their camping spot on the recently melted snow covered area proved to be very soggy and cold. The second day led them through beautiful meadow country, still mostly covered with snowfields and icy potholes, to a high ridge where they were greeted by two friendly buck deer.Nearing the High Divide Trail, a great deal of time was takento locate the snow buried trail to the Seven Basins. A fantastic view of the Northern part of the basin was visible as they came abruptly to a narrow pass. From here it was like looking into another world; the terrain ranging between rolling meadows and high rocky ridges with deep blue alpine lakes nestled in between. Any everywhere there was snow, miles of it. Round Lake was still covered with snow so they continued on down to Soleduck Lake, the biggest of the lakes. Here they camped in the timber, being thankful for the shelter of the trees. The sun greeted them bright and early the next morning so they decided to visit some of the surrounding lakes with the aid of a map and compass. After twenty minutes of beating through brush they looked down on to Long Lake. The creek led them upstream to Clear Lake which was still partially frozen over. Appetites demanded food now before they could continue on to Lunch Lake, which they found completely frozen over. There were many cougar tracks in the area and one cougar had discarded part of his lunch in the snow. The night was spent back at Soleduck Lake washing and drying clothes. The lake supplied fresh trout for breakfast, then packs were loaded on for the hike to Morgennoth Lake, which is really three lakes. Mick and Donna decided to take the long way around traveling through a high pass and snowfields for a closer look at the beautiful new country. The sun was hot and burned them as it reflected off the snow. Camp was set up at Morgennoth Lake, but fishing proved to be poor. The next day called for rest and relaxation. Mick was out early and caught a 16" Rainbow Trout for breakfast. The partially frozen lake also proved to be very invigorating for bathing. It was shockingly cold, but how good to feel clean again. Another small lake was visited and provided salamanders with which they thought they could tempt a larger trout they fondly called "granddaddy", but he was either too smart or not very hungry. A steep snowfield was climbed the sixth day to the High Divide. A breathtaking view of Mt. Olympus and Bailey Range unfolded before their eyes. This by far, proved to be the most thrilling part of their trip, well worth the sunburns, bugbites and sore muscles. Amountain goat roamed around on the ridge, running straightup the snow chute and back again. Lunch time came at Heart Lake where more deer were seen. The deer were very skinny from the long winter and were easy prey for cougar. Heather and blueberry plants just coming into bloom carpeted the area. A mother bear and her cub grubbed around in the ground apparently searching for roots as darkness fell on their camp and they cuddled closer to the camp fire. Only eight miles from the road, the noise of civilization came back as the helicopter made trip after trip in and out on the ten acre Bogachiel Hidden Haven Recent Meeting By FRANCES RADTKE "The sun is a star", said Dr. Judson Holloway, an honored guest at the August Hidden Haven potluck dinner in the clubhouse. Dr. Holloway, retired Rayonier Inc. lab research supervisor, presented an interesting lecture and slide program about outer space, the universe, stars, galaxies and nebulae for the evening entertainment. Hostesses for the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Petty and Mrs. Grace Petty. Of interest to friends and neighbors was the installation of a fine blacktop road in front of the homes of Mrs. Ardys Jensen and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Radtke. Lawns will be next. Woody Johnson is building a double garage and storage shed for his camping and boating equipment. An exciting event was a pinochle party held in the air conditioned home of Mrs. Clyde White on one of the recent hot days. Mrs. Frances Cassman held 1,000 aces in one hand, and two hands later she held 1,500 trump and 300 pinochle, both in the same hand. Mrs. Ardys Jensen, assisted by Victor Minkler, has installed a decorative concrete block flower box across the front of her mobile home, and an eye catching electric fireplace in her family room. The Victor Minkler family is now visiting friends in Kelso. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Caton are returned from an Alaskan cruise. Dick Schaufler, who is ill in the Mason General Hospital, is reported to be improving. 7D8100 40% OFF Fresh "D" Cell Batteries Now Only ! Wizard" Propane Cylinder For Lanterns, Torches, Stoves 1.65 Value! 4H4421 Reg. 39c Value! 2T1502-6 Pure, Non- Detergent Wearwell* Motor 0il 20, 30, 40 wt. 56c OFF! WIZARD Rustnaught Spray Enamel 21 Colors plus Primers, Clears 1.2S P1795.1820 13.Or Fire. No wonder the elk had moved out, leaving only their tracks behind. Donna and Mick are looking forward now to the summer when their kids will be a little older so they can go on this hike and share their enthusiasm for the wilds. The Crusaders Youth Group of Hood Canal Community Church is hosting a Youth Rally Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Endicott will be in charge of music. Cyril Stevens, former English actor and at present a Tacoma pastor,-has been engaged as the speaker. The older girls in the group will serve light refreshments following the Rally. All junior high, senior high and college age young people in the area are invited. This Rally will climax a summer program of music, Bible Study and recreation which has been conducted each week. Rosanne Gain and Don Bearden have been assisting in this program. As school begins the weekly program will be continued except for a change to a monthly social rather than a weekly recreational program. Plans are being worked out to have a weekend retreat in October. Hood Canal fishermen seem ece e ion ewl By ANITA DUGGER SKOKOMISH - A reception for Jim Rodgers and his British bride, Gall, was held in the Skookum Community Hall by friends and relatives Aug. 21. Jim is the son of Norman Rodgers of Skokomish Valley. The young couple were married in Tetsworth, Oxford, England, while Jim was serving in the U. S. Air Force. They received many gifts for their new home and were surprised with a beautiful three tiered cake at which they re-enacted the symbolic cutting of the cake ceremony. They will make their home on Mountain View in Shelton. Jim is employed by Simpson Timber Co. Vicki Pavel will leave soon for Salina, Kan. to visit a former school friend, Margaret Brook. Miss Brook and Vicki attended the same school in Balboa, Canal Zone. On her return Vicki will enter the University of Washington. Betty and Bud Tozier and Carmen and Bolo Sarkowitz are presently on a fishing trip in Canada. While they are gone, Grandma Tozier is "babysitting" with her grandsons, Artie and Evan who recently returned from Hawaii, or are the boys babysitting grandma? The York sisters, Shelloy, Sherrie, Sharleen and Sharlyn all earned many ribbons and awards in the horse show at the Mason County Fair. Shelloy was high point junior champion in four classes. They liked the judge who explained her reasons for awarding the ribbons and suggested ways the young equestrians could improve their horsemanship. Beulah Peterson and Frances to be favoring the west side from Hoodsport to the powerhouse at Potlatch and the "Indian Hole" also known as Annis Bay this week. Silvers and Kings weighing up to 17 lbs. have been brought into the Hoodsport Marina during the past few days. Some of the lucky fishermen are Cisco Hicks who limited, Dutch Brittain and Jerry Hansen. Many activities are being planned this week in Hoodsport and surrounding area. The Hood Canal Federated Woman's Club will be holding their Hollywood style Farmers Market at their Potlatch clubhouse today. The busy bakers will be turning out their top bake foods for the sale and gardeners will harvest their garden produce early this morning so customers will get the best and freshest fruits and vegetables. The carport sale held outdoors will also have a variety of items ranging from knic-naks to good clothing. Thursday evening, Hoodsport Boy Scout Troop 1 l 1, sponsored by the Hood Canal Women's Club will hold their "Court of Honor" at the Potlatch Clubhouse. The clubhouse will hum with activity again Saturday evening when the Hood Canal Lions Club resumes their weekly game night. el George, former residents of the Valley, visited the Don Ragan family Aug 19. Mrs. Peterson lives near Eugene, Ore. and is in the construction business with her son Neil. Mt. Rainier and Paradise Inn couldn't have been more beautiful than it was last Tuesday when Mr. and Mrs. Don Ragan and daughter Marie made a trip to the mountain. The sky was cloudless, weather pleasantly warm and there was plenty of snow left around the picnic area. Roberta said the park was full of visitors from many states and even Hawaii. Aug. 25 is the monthly potluck dinner at Skokomish Community Church following services, at noon. Everyone is welcome to come and meet your neighbors. Officers of High School student bodies throughout the State met in Cispus Camp at Randle for a six day session of instruction and training. The camp sponsored and instructed by high school principals and teachers was very interesting and fun according to the Shelton delegates. Diane Bourgault of Skokomish Valley, Shelton High student body secretary and Jim Rogerson, student body president, attended. Visiting the Arthur Johnsons for two weeks, were their daughter Linda Porter, her husband and two children from Anaheim, Calif. One day the family visited Victoria B.C. and the Buchart Gardens. Dedicated Lions will be on hand to open the doors at 7 p.m. Sight Conservation is the goal of the Lions and this month they provided eye examinations and glasses for three people in the Hood Canal area. Among many other projects this month. Financial assistance was also given to the Washington State School for the Blind. Kathy Halvorsen received many wishes for a long, happy marriage from her fellow workers at the Hoodsport Ranger Station. Donuts and coffee were served at the early get-together as their Summer Girl Friday opened the gifts. Saturday was Kathy's big day as she and Dan Scott were united in marriage and departed for a honeymoon in Canada. Those planning for an overnight hike into the Olympics should go well prepared with warm clothing and bedding. Hikers report that Upper Lena Lake got a good cover of ice on it as early as Aug. 14 and Jupiter Ponds reached freezing level last Aug. 17. Fall is definitely in the air and even Hood Canal has been covered with a layer of fog these sunny, but chilly mornings. Dick and Diane Laney took their first vacation alone this past week. They visited Dick's grandmother in Donald, Ore. and also ran around Salem. The funny people at the Portland dog races provided more entertainment than the dogs. Dinner at Blarney Castle in Portland perhaps was the highlite of their trip. Rudy Schwab's brother Ed and son Mike came up from Santa Barbara, Calif. for a weekend visit. Also stopping by for a visit was Rudy's mother, Mrs. John Schwab from Roslyn. ~ :: Men~l:: or S'-~helton~"1 Elementary I Schools and 1 Shelton Senior I High School :I Week of Sept. 1-3 1st DAY OF SCHOOL WED., SEPT. I WEDNESDAY-Hot dog on buttered bun, tomato slices, seasoned green beans, peaches, peanut butter cookies and milk. THURSDAY--Brown beef and gravy over whipped potatoes, buttered peas, kitchen made light rolls, water melon and milk. FRIDAY--Oven grilled cheese sandwiches, potato salad, carrot sticks & green pepper rings, apple crisp and milk. Supplement your child's diet with Plenamine from Prepp'$ Rexall 133 Railroad Ave. Phone 426-4642 Westline' SPIN-ON Oil Filters 150 Ft. Reel Recording Tape 30.5574-- Jteg. 39 1 .46! Regular 2.45 Values For Many Popular Cars ! R$904,10,20 et Sound National Bank The hometown bank. Thursday, August 26, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page 15