Pacific Crest Trail North of Santiam Pass
January 14, 1978
At the Pacific Crest Trailhead met three from Corvallis, making the ski
group total 18.
Left on the trail at 10:30 under a cloudy-windy sky and temperature hovering
The snow surface was in a thaw/freeze condition—not the best, and five
in the party decided not to try the trail after a short time.
The balance of the group progressed to the Duffy Lake trail junction for a snack.
Then on up the trail for perhaps another mile, before stopping for lunch and
deciding to return to lower, better protected elevations as the weather was
deteriorating and the snow was very crusty.
A short detour was made on the Duffy Lake trail for some open slope skiing on
the way down.
Those making the trip were
David, Larry & Zotty Cash,
Those changing their minds were
Dorothy and Roger Hayes,