Olallie Lookout & Guard Station
January 4, 1981
Where is the snow this winter?
The snow is where it’s been at this time the last several
Januarys—waiting to fall.
The Hayrick Butte snowshoe trip became the Olallie Lookout and
Guard Station hike.
Our group left the Willamette Valley under a thick smog bank
and found the situation unchanged upon our return.
But we found beautiful sunshine and only traces of snow on the
The Cascades from Hood to Thielsen were clearly visible from our
lunch site atop the Butte.
Cougar Reservoir was lower than any of us had ever seen it.
Until snow falls, we will hike into usually inaccessible (at this
time of year) areas.
Our group was composed of Barry Beck, John Cecil, Emmy Dale,
Bob Foster, Lee Hatch, Betty Legris, Don Payne, Dave Predeek,
Angie and Jeanne Willard, and leader J. Lowry.