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Volunteer Training Opportunities

Willamette National Forest and Cascade Volunteers are offering a great opportunity for volunteers to obtain training and certification in chainsaw and crosscut saw use on volunteer trail projects. Chainsaw classes are May 8-9 and Crosscut classes May 22-23, at Fish Lake Guard Station. These… Continue Reading “Volunteer Training Opportunities”

Trip Report

March 24, Wednesday: by Frank Hoffman I made a pre-sunrise start on a trip to McKenzie Pass. After a customary stop in Sisters, I turned the key, anticipating about a 15-min drive on Hwy 242 to the starting point of my tour. But instead… Continue Reading “Trip Report”

Trip Report March 23, Tuesday:

by Jerry Vessello Today was the first day of real time on AT gear.  Jon Wiener and I skied Bennett Pass to seek some easy downhill as well as tour.  Jon is truly an expert alpine skier, but generously accompanied me on something not… Continue Reading “Trip Report March 23, Tuesday:”

SNOTEL and other Snow Informations Resources

by Bob Young Many of you may have been using, as I have, the snotel website for accurate information on current snow depths as you plan a tour. A month or so ago my link went to a page that just said the information… Continue Reading “SNOTEL and other Snow Informations Resources”

Trip Report

Sunday, March 20. Spring is here? The snows continue to come down and provide us with good skiing. Crowds at the Santiam Snopark appear to be diminishing as we found few cars when we arrived at 9:00. It was lightly snowing and a stiff… Continue Reading “Trip Report”

IN MEMORIAM

By Jim Todd George Susbauer, a long-term member of the Willamette Chapter passed away last week at the age of 70. In addition to skiing with our club and hiking with the Chemeketans, George was a noted community volunteer and was named Citizen of… Continue Reading “IN MEMORIAM”

TOUR REPORT: March 11, Thursday:

Frank and I enjoyed 4-5 miles of rambling between Hwy 20 and Ray Benson without touching a ski trail. The current snowpack is deep enough to cover fallen trees and smooth steeper, rocky spots. Also, the Big Hoodoo thinning project has opened up plenty… Continue Reading “TOUR REPORT: March 11, Thursday:”

NEWSLETTER: MARCH 2021Willamette Chapter – Oregon Nordic Club. PO Box 181SALEM, OR 97308 Thank you members I know it has been a trying year for all of us with normal routines interrupted but so many of our long time members as well as a… Continue Reading “”

STOVE FAILURES AT SANTIAM PASS SHELTERS

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:”