Quartsville Area

February 5, 1994

You might call this our secret ski area. On all the ski trips I have led in that area, we have only encountered one other skier on our trips. From Foster Lake on Hwy. 20 we drove up paved Forest Road 11 for 38 miles to within a quarter-of-amile of the road summit. From there we skied the road bank to the junction of Road 1133 (Little Meadow Road) for a spectacular view of Mt. Jefferson. From there we skied on up Road 1133 on snow untouched by man or vehicle. A herd of elk (we think), however, apparently made a sizable trench along part of it and a side road: A short ski and hike up a spur road provided a lunch spot in full view of Mt. Jefferson and the North Santiam area. The sun was out in full glory and it softened the snow just right for the trip down. A short ski up another side road provided a view of Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson. We made the traditional stop at the Point Restaurant at Foster Lake for French apple pie, marionberry cobbler, etc. The nine skiers who enjoyed the scenic trip were Obsidians Doris Allen, Genie Currier, Joshua Ladan, Anne McLucas, Anne Montgomery, Royal Murdock, John Pilafian, Wes Prouty (leader) and non-member Dale Schaper.

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