April 9, 2000
Five out of six signees showed up for this late season back country ski trip despite possible
showers in the forecast.
In fact, the weather was very stable throughout this 14 mile up-and-down trip on the back side of
Willamette Pass ski area in variable spring snow conditions.
It took 3.5 hours to ski to Bobby Lake via Gold Lake Road, Maiden Peak Trail; the PCNST was hard
to follow north of the Maiden Peak Trail but John and Sue’s compass and GPS skills kept the
leader on track for a late lunch overlooking Bobby Lake (four out of five in the group had never
been to Bobby Lake, winter or summer).
The ski out took three hours, with the group of Doug McCarty, John Mowat, Gordon Sayre, Sue Sullivan
and leader Dick Hildreth, arriving back at Gold Lake SnoPark at 5:00 p.m. under blue-gray skies.
Thanks also to Doug and Gordon, who drove.