March 27, 1983
Traction devices were required just before the Santiam summit, but caused
Snow conditions were ideal, A-1 and perfect — clean, new powder
and lots of it.
Weather overcast, but turned out sunny later.
The trip signup requirement of “pre-fitted snowshoe bindings”
having been complied with, no time was lost in needless stops along the way.
A little right-handed “body English” guided us to the south end
of Big Lake!
Mount Washington loomed (as usual) but was totally invisible.
A unique “ice-house” structure, 25-ft. square and with roof timbers,
was examined by our (camera-less) group.
Noted were far fewer snowmobilers than usual, a goodly plus for this neat,
’Shoeing it around Hayrick Butte were Peter Cecil, George Jobanek,
Bonnie Ledford, Betty Legris, Ruth Romoser and leader John Cecil.