February 1, 1975
The weatherman was only partly right when he promised more snow in Eugene. There was new snow but we did not see it until we were well above Blue River.
We had light, fresh powder snow on the trail to Fay Lake. Seventeen of us headed up the Big Meadows road to the Lake about 10:45 a.m. It was a cool day with some light snow falling. We had some minor waxing problems with opinions differing between green wax and blue. Red was definitely the wrong wax!
We had a bit of lunch at Fay Lake, which of course was frozen over. It is a beautiful little area.
This trip is mostly along a narrow road with level to gentle grades; uphill in, and downhill out. We glided out in about half the time it took to go in and we were back to the highway about 3:00.
This trip can be recommended as relatively easy and enjoyable—three miles each way. Follow Big Meadows logging road which starts a little over five miles north of the Santiam junction. After about one mile you will see the old, narrow road No. 110 bearing off to the left, follow it fox two more miles and you will find one of those little jewels of the Pacific Northwest. Those on the trip were, Anne Banks, Elaine Barnes, Maude Caldwell, Dorothy Hayes, Rainer Herbeck, Michaela Herbeck, Bob Holmquist, Lori Jackson, Bev Juilfs, Dorothy Leland, Marriner Orum (leader), Hank Plant, Sam Miller, Merle Traudt, Dorothy Turner, and Carol White.