Six of us left Eugene with a promising forcast for this late season ski outing. Snow was falling in big, wet flakes before we reached Oakridge. We were the first party of the day as we began our trip from the Crescent Junction Sno Park towards Fawn Lake. The snowpack was very thin, perhaps three feet of base with two or three inches of fresh accumulation. Half way to our destination these depths easily doubled. We also began seeing our shadows as the sun labored to break through the cloud surrounding us. Conditions could not have been much better as the fastest skiers were at the lake an hour and a half after departure. We had brief views of the buttes to the east and opted to lunch well back from the lake's edge to escape the wind.
Twenty minutes later, we set out for the trailhead, enjoying long runs of effortless gliding. By now the sun was out, the drive home on almost entirely on clear, dry pavement. A final irony; it was snowing from Oakridge all the way into Eugene. The group consisted of Brian Hamilton, Charlie Van Deusen, Chris Stockdale, Steven Johnson, non-member Katie Petty, and leader, Randy SinnottMembers: Randy Sinnott, Charlie Van Deusen, Chris Stockdale, Brian Hamilton, Steven Johnson. Nonmembers: Katie Hynes-Petty.
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