Fawn Lake

March 1, 2008

A fresh dumping of 7-plus inches of snow over the previous 12 hours made this trip much more fun than it might have been, but it was still icy under about 1 inch of snow among the thicker stands of timber. We started out from Crescent Lake Sno-Park at 10:15 and our group included some strong skiers that made good time until we lost the trail about mile east of Fawn Lake. Deep snow covered the blazes on the trees and there was no sign of any tracks left by other skiers. At that point, we used a compass to get a heading generally a few degrees north of due west. Unfortunately, we veered too far south and climbed some steep slopes, ending up high above the south end of the lake. We worked our way toward the north end of the lake to have lunch at 12:30. We enjoyed sunny, but frigid, weather all morning, then snow began falling for our trip back down after a half-hour break. The return trip was challenging as we tried to avoid the steeper sections of our ascent. Once we reconnected with our tracks from the morning, we had a quick glide down and we were back at the Sno-Park, loaded up, and ready to go by 3:00. Along for the adventurous outing were Obsidians Glen Svendsen, Chrissy Anderson, Laurie Funkhouser, and Sue Wolling, guests Scott Svendsen, Dave Jensen, and John Hartman, and leader Brian Hamilton.

Dave, Laurie, and Glen taking a break

Looking back at our tracks

Scott and Glen venturing out on the lake. Lakeview Mountain in the background

Back at the Sno-Park

photos by Chrissy Anderson

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