Gold Lake X-C ski
January 3, 1982
The pouring rain in Eugene didn’t dampen the spirits of nine skiers
anticipating an exciting day which for some was the first time on skis.
Adventure began long before reaching our destination as we were detained
enroute approximately an hour as a huge fallen tree blocked the entire highway.
Our group “supervised” the logging expertise of the highway
department crew as they used chain saws to cut the tree into sections so it
could be moved.
Once at the trailhead the heavy snowfall made it necessary for a few hearty
souls to break trail in snow knee-deep and deeper the whole way to Gold Lake.
The heavy snowfall turned the trail into a wintery wonderland with the
snow-ladden trees forming sculptures to tantalize the imagination.
The return trail we struggled to make from Gold Lake to the trailhead was
The following congenial people shared in making the day a pleasant one:
Linda Buie, George Bury, Phyllis Ford, Wilbur Groner, Helen Lynch,
Dave Reersley, Jan Thenell
and co-leaders Fran Gnose and Gene Thaxton.