Only one thing was missing when a dozen CONC skiers made their way to the expanse below Broken Top on Thursday, Jan. 17, and that was Broken Top itself.
The 9,177-foot mountain was obscured by low clouds.
There were plenty of sunny smiles anyway on a fresh-powder day.
The group made the trek via the “Good View” route, reports leader Gary Kelley. This includes a spot where there are views of Broken Top in one direction and
Mt. Bachelor the opposite way – when the sun is out, that is. The skiers followed the “ghost of a track” left the previous day by another CONC Meetup group led by Jerry Sebestyen.
“There was a nice blanket of fairly heavy new snow,” Gary says. “The ski back was fun!
“We had good visibility in the wonderful open meadows and hemlocks, but Broken Top remained hidden.”
(Photos by Barb Rumer, Perry Cortell, Steve Klarquist and others)