Dutchman Flat to Broken Top
February 14-15, 1981
Five intrepid winter mountaineers set out from Dutchman Flat to ski in to the
base of Broken Top on Saturday, February 14.
This trip changed from hour to hour, dictated by the weather.
The original destination was Green Lakes, but we settled for camping SE of Broken
Top, at the base of Ball Butte.
The temperature was comparatively warm, making it difficult to wax, as
intermittent cold spots caused skis to alternately glide and stick.
The scene was very beautiful with the previous days fresh snow coating the trees
We hoped to climb on Sunday, but the first light was dimmed by a pall of fog and
it didn’t seem likely to lift.
We retreated to Dutchman Flat after another beautiful ski of about six miles.
Some of the party finished the day by downhill skiing at Bachelor Butte.
A memorable trip by Jan Baker, Luke Lundquist, Glenn Meares, Bob Williams
and leader Jerold Williams.