ParaDucks has a semi-irregular tradition of "hiking the butte" (as it
is called). Just south of Eugene, Spencer Butte's summit can be
reached by a short (albeit steep in places and occasionally muddy
everywhere) trail. On the occasion of a ParaDucks member leaving the
group, it has become something of a tradition to hike the butte very
early in the morning and have breakfast to celebrate their time as a
Strange things have been known to happen on the Butte. Take, for
example, an early morning in July 1995 as we were seeing founding
ParaDucks member Darryl Brown off to new opportunities in
Colorado. ParaDucks DuckMaster Al Malony was unable to join us on our
hike that morning, but somehow the powers of the butte made his
presence known for a brief moment as the camera snapped the second
time. See for yourself!
(or, view both images on one page)
More photos on and around the Butte
An early morning Butte mission... in the fog.
Harold Hersey's own Spencer Butte page.