Midnight Lake via Westview
December 29, 2001
A light and very soft snow was falling as nine of us left Gold Lake Snow
park at 10:15. First we skied up to Westview Shelter, then up the hill to the Odell View Point on the PCT. Next we went south on the PCT to
Pengra Pass. The route was all downhill, and quite icy, so we carefully navigated the speedy slopes. At
Pengra Pass the snow got soft again, and we headed up to the lake, where we ate lunch at 12:45. On the descent, we
took the trail that leads to Bechtel Shelter, and along the way Josh Ladau showed us how to do perfect telemark turns. From
Bechtel we made a speedy descent back down the road and arrived at the cars by 2:45.
Skiers were Bob Alderman, George Baitinger, *Al Johnson, Steve Johnson, *Tamara Johnson, Josh
Ladau, Ed Lichtenstein, *Elisabeth Renich and Mark Slipp(leader). *non members.