November 24, 2001
The November 24 Blair Lake snowshoe trip was a great success! Twelve hardy
individuals arrived at the planned departure site in spite of the lightly
falling rain. We drove to Oakridge and up Salmon Creek Road to Rd. #1934 until
we reached snow. Snow conditions were wonderful as we snowshoed up the road;
lightly falling snow greeted our party. Two turned back to stay on the lower
ground. Finding shelter among the trees at the junction of Rds. #730/1934, we
ate lunch. After lunch our group continued to the Blear Lake Rd. #733. At this
point five of those out for their first exposure to snowshoes opted to start
back. The rest managed to get to Blair Lake, after Shaun graciously broke trail.
Elevation at Bair Lake is 4700 ft., and snow depth was 18 inches. After pictures
and enjoying the beauty of the lake nestled beneath the surrounding hills and
trees, we made a quick retreat to the cars. Non-members enjoying a first outing
were Shaun Hahn, Daniel Hagar, Richard McCartney, Carey Simons and Bob Clemons.
Obsidians were Jim & Sharon Duncan, Yuan Hopkins, Effie Neth, Michelle
Tambellini, Jim Pierce and leader Gerry Roe. Many thanks to each of the group
for making this a great day in the snow.