Cache Mountain Cross-Country Ski/Hike

February 24, 1991

The day was clear and relatively warm just as it had been for much of the previous month. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we arrived at the Ray Benson Sno-park. There were patches of bare ground and where there was snow it was barely a foot deep. We put on our skis and headed south toward Big Lake. The skiing wasn’t too bad but we did have to take off our skis and walk across a few bare areas. The Santiam Wagon Road was shaded and we had deep snow for 2½ miles. The road up the south side of Cache Mountain was mostly bare, however, and we walked the final 2 miles. There’s a great view from the top. You can see Mt. Jefferson, the Three Sisters and Smith Rock to the east. The round trip was 12 miles. Skiers were Bob Foster, Carol Stem, Suzanne Steussy and Dave Predeek (leader).

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