Crater Lake

March 31-April 1, 1979

What this trip lacked in weather, was made up for by snow conditions (it was beautiful) and the pure enjoyment of a good trip. We were told that the snow that weekend was the best all season; about three inches of powder on top of packed. Occasionally, we had some clear views of the lake, but for the most part the skies were murky.

Leaving Rim Village at 1:00 p.m., we skied the 2½ miles to The Watchman where camp was set up. We spent the balance of Saturday p.m. skiing nearby, and telling jokes and stories. Sunday, the group decided to climb Llao Rock, which was a fortunate choice. Good views of the Lake were had from this promontory; Glenn snapped many pictures from the summit. The ski run down, going down the north side of the peak was delightful with gentle, open slopes all the way to the road.

The climb of Llao Rock did make for a long day, since the round trip from camp was 12 miles, and we still had to pack up and ski to Rim Village and the car, then the long drive home, not arriving in Eugene until 9:00 p.m.

The lucky few participating on this trip were Tim Cook, Glenn Miller and leader Jack Nitzel.


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