Odell Butte

March 16, 1986

Partly cloudy skies and spring skiing weather was the order of the day for a trip up Odell Butte.

Arriving at the Odell Butte trailhead at 10 a.m., we found the snow a bit crusty, but that disappeared rapidly as the day warmed. The steady 6 mile climb to the top took about 2½ hours. We had mixed sunshine and clouds, but the clouds were high enough that for the most part we had very nice views of the area.

Three of the group chose not to go to the top, but those five that did enjoyed their lunch on the sunny summit. Near the top of Odell was a winter landscape with the trees heavy with snow. Even the fire lookout had gobs of snow hanging on it. Unfortunately, a couple of the group chose to eat their lunch beneath the “gobs” and were reward with snow down their neck for dessert.

The trip down was fantastic and fast. The snow was excellent. We were back to our cars by 2:30 p.m. and heading home.

Skiers were Cheryl Danielson, Tim Cook, Sandra Larsen, Bob Devine, Dot Leland, Joe Turner, Janet Baker Jacobsen, and leader John Jacobsen.

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