March 21, 1996
Postponed from February 29, this trip was worth every one of the 364 miles round-trip travel by car:
we left at 8:00 am, arrived at Rim Village a little after 12 noon, having stopped in Oakridge and
Chemult for gas.
Weather at first cloudless, with a deep blue sky and views from Mt. Thielsen to Mt. Shasta.
Later a little hazy.
Left at 3:30, stopped at the Big Mountain Cafe in Chemult for delicious, truly home-cooked beef
stew and cream of tomato soup with giant, still-warm dinner rolls and a fairly large dinner salad,
all for $3.95.
These were huge portions.
This cafe is an excellent ersatz for the Wheel Cafe, our traditional stop, which now closes at 3:00 pm
Returned to Eugene at 8:15.
This trip is suitable for all ski levels, as beginners can stay near the lodge and practice at the
On this all-Obsidian trip were Dick & Elaine Barrar, and Helmut Plant, leader.