Hoodoo to Clear Lake Cut-off
February 19, 1978
The weather could not have been more perfect for the 17 who gathered for
the ski tour from HooDoo to Fish Lake.
We had clear skies and T-shirt temperatures.
After leaving a car on FS 1370 between Clear Lake and Fish Lake, we met near
the red chair at HooDoo.
Our route took us over the saddle between HooDoo and Hayrick Buttes, then west
through burned over flats where we enjoyed mountain views and lunch.
Later we survived fast runs on the old Santiam Wagon Road, past Sand Mountain
through forests and then lava.
Marge Tull decided to do her skiing near HooDoo and met us on FS 1370 with the
Anne and Ken Hillyer also did not complete the trip because what had seemed to
be simple car sickness progressed to a more incapacitating ailment.
Snowmobiles served a useful purpose by transporting the ailing skier and her
father back to HooDoo.
The remaining skiers enjoyed the sun and melting snow, the ever changing terrain
and the scenery.
Participating in the tour were
Dot and Ron Leland,
Anne and Ken Hillyer,
Don and Mange Tull,
Jo Ann and leaders Mike and Velma Shirk.