This past weekend was the annual Hogathon hike to Toleak Point. Never heard of the Hogs? They are a group of friends that gather each August for an annual hike and camp-out. All are Forks High School grads.
The routine always includes a send-off breakfast at the Forks Coffee Shop, which took place last Wednesday morning. After breakfast the group gathered at the look-out tower at the Forks Timber museum for the accompanying photo.
They took time for the photo because when inspired by fellow Hog Mike Drovdahl they all pitched in funds to help with the cost of repairs for the look-out. Drovdahl had spent a summer in a look-out. (the look-out pictured is a different one but the interior is from the tower Drovdahl worked in). Thanks to the group the entire $3,000 has been raised and repairs soon will begin under the direction of the Forks Lions Club.
The Hogs and Hog support team are:
Front, Mike Drovdahl, from left, Jeff Sullivan, Dave Otos, Cliff Otos, Paul Anderson, Kent Thomas, Ron Paul, Kevin Borde, Kevin Hinchen, Mark Hitchock, Jim Anderson, Greg Archer and John Anderson. Not pictured are Bruce Dunlap and Bill Brager.
This year one of the Hogs even tried out his new knee. I didn’t hear of anyone being airlifted out so I can only assume everyone made it out alive.
In Forks City Council news:
Linda McGinley was selected on the second motion to fill the empty Forks City Council seat last Monday night. McGinley is filling the seat vacated by Kevin Hinchen who recently moved outside the city limits. She was immediately sworn in by Mayor Bryon Monohon. Her seat expires Dec. 31.
Others in the running were former council member Tim Fletcher and Ed Losby.
Monday night’s council meeting also was the last for public works director Dave Zellar. Zellar has been with the city for 29 years and will be taking a job in Port Townsend. Photo Dave Youngberg