Lunch break was on the summit of Marys Peak, highest point in the Oregon Coast Range at 4097 feet. Our start was at the Conner’s Camp parking lot at 2560 feet where a young man asked me as we were assembling if this was some kind of club outing. I replied, yes we were a hiking group from the Chemeketans in Salem. As politely as possible he asked if it was just for elderly people. Looking over our group I tried to explain, “No it was not, but yes we all are”. Wild flowers were one of the high points of our hike, but I didn’t get many photos, it’s a little hard to stop for photos when you’re in a line of twelve elderly people marching up the trail.