Paulina Lake/Newberry Crater

February 10, 1991

As the group of 11 lucky skiers in Bob Dark’s very comfortable van approached the snow gates at Newberry Crater trailhead, there was cause for alarm — we had just driven 125 miles to ski and our tires had not even touched snow! But not to be alarmed, as 50 yards beyond the snow gates there were enough snow patches that we could piece together a contiguous snow route. After some elevation gain the snow was good … sun was bright … views spectacular … a beautiful warm day with no wind at all. The awesome Paulina Creek falls were only partially frozen this year, but the fresh cobbler at the Lodge seemed even better than usual. Skiers who opted to ski out of the crater via the road had to work hard in the sun-softened snow, while those descending via the Nordic trail enjoyed a very brisk run out. Thoroughly enjoying the day were Denis Biesecker, Bob Dark, Beatrice Fontana, Gladys Grancorvitz, Jane Hackett, Glenn Meares, John Pilafian, Dave Predeek, Bobbye Sorrels, Birgitte Williams and Gene Thaxton, leader.


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