Pengra Pass to Odell Lake
February 8, 1981
We left town under clear skies that stayed with us all day.
There seemed to be sufficient snow but on reaching Pengra Pass
road discovered, to our dismay, that it had been plowed out
leaving only a very thin layer for skiing.
Rocks and dirt showed through at intervals, but we were able to
make it through by taking to the shoulder in the bad places.
In spite of this, we made good time to the “Y” where
we decided to reroute our trip to include Midnight instead of
We were rewarded with improved snow conditions and balmy sunshine.
After a leisurely lunch at the Lake we returned via the Deer Creek
loop and a nice long downhill run back to the junction at the pass.
Our snowshoer, Ted Stern, met us back at the car.
Skiers were Bea Fontana, Wes Prouty, Oliver Thornton,
Ruth Schellback and leader Leona Mattson.