Only nine of us showed up for the hike on a day with the temperature in the upper 20s and snow level about 800 feet. I sent people off early rather than have everybody stand around. I was happy enough to finally get moving so I could try to get warm. From the Meadow to the top, the trail was icy, snow-packed and very slick. The rocks were so slippery that only three of us went to the top, where we had 3 inches of fresh snow and a beautiful, if foggy, scene. The descent was done very cautiously, and we all got down without incident.Members: Smith, Mike, Hoecker, Nancy, Rundle, Tom, Lodeesen, David, Jacobsen, Janet, Cooper, David, Steggell, Dorene, Lyon, Carla, Rolfe, Jorry.
The summit of Spencer Butte with 3 inches of fresh snow.—photo by David Lodeesen
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