South Loop, Ray Benson
March 5, 2000
My, what an interesting trip this proved to be!
Two inches of new snow, not 8".
Snowing, not high clouds and sun, so no views which are so great on this trail.
One skier could not get her “automatic” binding to lock down.
After spending considerable time trying to help her, Clare and I gave her the keys to the truck,
told her to wait in the warming hut, and caught up with the others five minutes later only to
find someone else very ill.
We all returned to my truck with her.
Everyone then left to ski the loop and I took her to the first aid station at
They put her to bed complete with hot water bottles and an electric blanket.
Wow, what service!
Some time later, being assured that she would be okay and was in good hands, I gathered up the
person with the now-working ski and we skied out to meet the group.
My thanks to Dan Bates for helping with the driving, to Elliot for leading the group and for
Obsidians were: Norma Lockyear, Elliot Aronin, Clare Tucker, Martha Welches, Dan Bates
and Dave Predeek; and non-members Kent Kullby, Jane Dods and Pam Woddell.
Sharon Ritchie, leader.