|Date: November 22, 2003|
|Location Island Jct Shelter Ski|
|Where: Ray Benson Sno-Park|
| Eight cross-country skiers gleefully headed into the cascades for the first nordic skiing of the season. Fresh snow this past week and continued cold temperatures gave us nice fresh powder. Not sure of what we would find after the B & B Complex Fire, the Ray Benson Sno-Park, and the cross-country ski trails that we skied, were untouched. |
|Skiers heaven----no snowmobiles|
All was pristine and pure except for the occasional scream of distant snowmobiles. Several times we had to cross their trail, where oil-fouled air still lingered.
|George Susbauer, master fire-builder|
We arrived at the Island Junction Shelter for our lunch break, and George was quick to build a blazing fire. Lunch was enjoyed in the protection of the shelter and many entertaining tales were told of past trips and experiences.
|Don, George, Sharon, John, Jeanette, Ginny, Pete|
|Nordic Ski Trail Map||