Month: February 2021


Fifteen years of heavy use has taken a toll on the stovepipes in our Santiam Pass shelters. Last fall the collar between the stove and pipe at Brandenburg had rusted through and there was serious rust at the top of the pipe near the… Continue Reading “STOVE FAILURES AT SANTIAM PASS SHELTERS”

Tour Report: FRESH SNOW! February 4, Thursday:

By Jim Todd After more than a foot of new snow Tuesday night, Frank lead Chuck and I on an excursion from Ray Benson to Brandenburg Shelter. Not content to follow tracks on the South Loop, he chose an off trail route following old… Continue Reading “Tour Report: FRESH SNOW! February 4, Thursday:”

Tour report for Square Lake and Long Lake By, Bob Young This is a loop I have wanted to do for a number of years. 2 years ago I lead a tour to do this but we ended up taking the Square lake trail… Continue Reading “”

NEWSLETTER February 2021

By Jim Todd Willamette Chapter–Oregon Nordic Club P.O. Box 181 Salem, OR 97308 RUMINATIONS ON “SKIING” ICE January’s warm, heavy rains followed by cold temperatures produced the curse of Cascade skiing—frozen crud, ice; a surface so hard that skis scarcely scratch; steel edges don’t… Continue Reading “NEWSLETTER February 2021”

Trip Report, January 31

After several days of freeze-thaw conditions, the forecast promised yet another warm day, with a high of 44 F, after freezing night.  Jim Todd and Bianca Klar proceeded to ski towards Santiam Lake.  Traumatized from the unprecedented crowds at the parking lot and the… Continue Reading “Trip Report, January 31”