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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”

Ski Equipment available

Back country metal edge skis that are 165, 180, 195, and 210 cm in length and all in excellent shape mounted with NNN BC bindings at $100 each. Will sell skis or bindings separately and can mount your bindings on the skis. Contact Tim… Continue Reading “Ski Equipment available”

Trip report for Saturday Jan 9

Well, I never thought I’d get to heaven: Chuck Dellenbaugh and I were lucky enough that each of us found a place to park our cars on the entry road to the Santiam snow-park. Unwilling to leave those precious spots to join other club… Continue Reading “Trip report for Saturday Jan 9”


January 9, Saturday: As Bob noted it was a crowded zoo at Santiam Pass last weekend. Fiona and I were among the lucky skiers who left early (before 7am) and reached the Pass before the worst of the crunch. But there was still a… Continue Reading “TOUR REPORT”

For sale:

Cross-country skiis – Karhu “wide track”, 5’2” long (160 cm), partial metal edges, Fischer bindings(NNN).  In good shape, not heavily used. Also Swix poles. $100 total for skiis & poles. Rossignol boots, about women’s size 8, NNN bindings.  In good shape.  Free Call Marcia Hoak, 503//363//1352 & leave a message or email marciah255 at… Continue Reading “For sale:”

Trip Report: A Zoo at the Santiam Pass

As some others will likely report, parking at Santiam pass has become a nightmare on the weekends at least. Hoodoo was full by 9:00 and had traffic backed up to below Hogg Rock. No place to park at Santiam Snopark and Potato Hill parking… Continue Reading “Trip Report: A Zoo at the Santiam Pass”

ONC Willamette Chapter Newsletter January 2021

Willamette Chapter–Oregon Nordic Club P.O. Box 181 Salem, OR 97308 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Willamette Chapter activities have been curtailed by COVID-19, but please renew your membership for the 2020-2021 season.  For only $20 you receive access to all the inside club news and support our efforts to improve cross-country skiing… Continue Reading “ONC Willamette Chapter Newsletter January 2021”

Skyline Trail and attempt at Joy Lake 12/12/20

By Dayna Svendsen Bianca, Fiona, Bob, Jerry, Jim and I met at Santiam Sno-Park for a Saturday ski. It was quite cold and foggy. This, paired with the burned out forest created a bit of an eerie feel at times, though it was quite… Continue Reading “Skyline Trail and attempt at Joy Lake 12/12/20”