Cross Country Ski Trip into a Beautiful Mountain Cabin

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Twelve students and faculty from Catlin Gabel School spent a beautiful sunny winter's day skiing through six inches of fresh powder in the forests near Mt. Adams, practicing gliding, turns and falling.  The two day trip allowed the group to stay overnight in the wonderfully restored Government Mineral Springs Cabin that sits just below the Trapper Creek Wilderness.  On the first day we skied in poor weather next to and through the streams and meadows near the cabin.  A cross country skiing Olympics of sorts capped off the activities, featuring Ski-Cross, picnic table acrobatics and a snowball throwing contest. 

With a goal of finding light fluffy powder our intrepid bus driver took us north and higher to the Oldman Sno Park on the second day.  Here we had a glorious day skiing and fire building among the tall pines and firs.   For many of the students this was their first time on cross country skis, and it was clear they embraced the new skill.  A lot of smiles and tired legs characterized the bus ride back to Portland, which was broken only by an ice cream cone in Cascade Locks.