Ever since last Spring’s epic crust cruise, I’ve wanted to go back to McKenzie pass and ski more of the lava flow. In particular, the North Side and Belknap Crater looked so wide open and fun. I almost went last weekend, but was turned off a bit by the warm temps. When Lars floated the idea of going out there yesterday afternoon I was immediately interested. When I woke up this morning to see an overnight low of 38 in Sisters and 34 up at Bachelor I was, as they say, all in.
We decided that since the road is currently open to bikes but not cars, we would make it a proper adventure and ride up to the snow with our skis on our backs.