February 2, 2002
Left the snow play area on the north side of Santiam Pass about 10:15 AM.
Skied to the Pacific Crest Trail and up the trail to the approximate location of the
Square Lake trail cutoff.
Could not find the trail sign (probably buried).
We got off in the direction that the trail went and took turns breaking trail in
deep fresh snow (about 16" of fresh powder.)
After 2 hours and maybe 1½ miles of travel we stopped for lunch.
We felt we were on the right route to get to the lake, but our energy was leaving us
and we still had some distance to break trail in, so the leader decided to turn back and
head for the cars.
Arrived back at the parking area at 2 PM and headed back to Eugene.
This group included Wayne Deeter, Sandra Larsen, Keith Christensen, Bob Huntley,
Patty MacAffee, and leader Bill Johnson, and non member David German.