The Obsidian Bulletin, March 1948, p. 1

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The OBSIDIAN

Volume VIII Eugene, Oregon, March, 1948 No. 7

Cross Country Meet Mar. 4

Plans are well underway for the first cross-country race for these parts in many a day. Sparking the revival of this old time Obsidian activity is George Korn who is general chairman for the meet. PNSA sanction has been secured for this sequel to the downhill and slalom affair for March 14 at the Willamette Area. Borg Nasholm has been studying the terrain and promises to set real nifty courses for both Junior and Class C racers. The courses will be so arranged that spectators will be able to view the race at several points in addition to the start and the finish.

That cross-country racing strikes a strong appeal to many skiing enthusiasts, who are not so powerfully intrugued by downhill and slalom events, is proved by the many inquiries concerning the race. This is another step toward the development of the Obsidians into a four-way competitors club. Maybe next year we will have jumping.

Summer Outing

Husband Lake, in the Three Sisters area, the site of our 1942 Summer Camp, has been selected for our outing this year. Ask anyone who was there what a fine place it is to spend two weeks.

We originally announced the dates as August 1st to 15th, but due to the fact that Sunday and the 1st are a poor combination for some of our folks, we decided to change the dates to August 8th to 22nd.

A complete Prospectus will be published in the next Obsidian, but keep these dates in mind and plan now to be with us this summer.

—Outing Committee

Winter Outing

Obsidians and their friends will gather at Mazama Lodge on Mt. Hood for the annual Winter Outing, from Wednesday, March 24th to Wednesday, March 31st. Accomodations are dormitory style—bring your own sleeping bag.

The outing will cost $22.00 a week or $3.50 a day for members and $25.00 a week or $4.00 a day for non-members. This fee covers lodging and meals but not transportation, which will be about $4.00.

There will be skiing and more skiing. Cross-country trips will be planned every other day. Ski instruction will be given for a few hours each morning and PNSA proficiency tests will be given. The evenings will be given over to dancing and resting.

Here’s looking forward to an enjoyable outing; and may we see you there.

Register at Hendershott’s before March 17.

—Outing Committee

Plan Your Vacation Now

This is for the benefit of our own members who have never attended an Obsidian Summer Camp and also members of other clubs organized for the enjoyment and preservation of Nature.

These are strictly non-profit outings, the estimated cost to cover only actual expense—with a lot of work thrown in by the committee without compensation. A pack train carries in camp equipment, food and personal dunnage. An expert cook and helper prepare all meals. A few simple camp chores are all that are asked of participants.

Members of other Federation mountaineering clubs and other such groups in other parts of the country when recommended by their clubs, Wilderness Society members, etc., are welcome. It may be necessary to limit the size of the party, so contact the committee early if you would like to attend. Vacation dates should be arranged as early as possible.

For the past several years, our camps have been in Wilderness Areas—Thee Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, and The Wallowas. The Three Sisters Wilderness Area, in the Willamette National Forest contains 247,037 acres.

For those of us who are fortunate enough to live where the Cascade Range is our front yard and who know intimately the mountains from Olympus and Rainier to Shasta, this spot at Husband Lake and Linnton Meadows is the favorite of them all.

Nine miles from any highway (seven from where cars usually are left), in the center of the primitive area, at 6,500 feet altitude, on the bank of Husband Lake, surrounded by a riot of wild flowers, with the Husband mountain directly behind and the snow-covered Sisters across the wide meadows, this camp spot has EVERYTHING.

Taking a dip before breakfast in Husband Lake, lazying on a bed of alpine heather in the bright sunshine, slipping out of your sleeping

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Obsidians on a previous Winter Outing to Mazama Lodge—1938


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