Hayrick Butte-Big Lake X-Country

March 3, 1984

After spending over a half hour trying to figure out how to put a rented ski rack on the car, we decided to have a cup of coffee and wait for the ski rental store to open. Of course, the instructions for installing were so simple, even a child could do it! So it was about 9:30 a.m. when we finally left Eugene for what turned out to be a great trip. We left the Hoodoo parking lot about 11:30 a.m. to head around Hayrick Butte. It was a beautiful sunny day with a cloudless blue sky. We had lunch from a point giving us a vista of Mt. Washington. Then we headed west across flat terrain full of young trees on our way to the camp access road on the east side of Big Lake, down the road a bit and then a compass course through the woods to ski on to Big Lake. From there it was a long, steady ski back to arrive at the car about 4 p.m. We were glad an inauspicious beginning had turned into a rewarding day. Our carfull consisted of Linda Horsfall, Alys Riley, Martha Teich and leader Richard Heinzkill.

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