BRC Fellowship: Crystal Mountain Overnight, April 4‑5
Great news for fellowship aficionados! Mark your calendars now, as Howard Donkin has just received confirmation from Spoon Dickey, of the Enumclaw Ski Club, that he can host the annual Crystal Mountain overnight at their lodge at the ski base, from late Tuesday afternoon, April 4, to end of ski day Wednesday, April 5.
This annual fellowship opportunity has been an extremely popular event for over 40 years. It is an easy drive, and you feel away from it all shortly after leaving the suburbs and entering the mountains, with good roads all the way. It is open to current BRC members and their strong candidates for membership. Games of chance on main level may follow dinner Tuesday night, for those not opting for table tennis or foosball in the lower level. The women’s and men’s dorms are on separate levels of this rustic lodge.
Participants need not be into mountain sports to enjoy this classic event, and anyone can leave the mountain whenever they wish on Wednesday, e.g., after group breakfast, lunch, or when the lifts close. Lazing by the fireplace in this rustic lodge is an option for those who wish to read or chat after breakfast.
A gondola can deliver and return even non-skiers from the top of mountain in-your-face view of Mount Rainier. All can join the group lunch at 1:00PM at base of mountain or top of gondola. Those who want an extra day on the mountain can arrive early, ski, then check into the lodge when Spoon gets there to open up around 4:00PM.
Carpools can be arranged. The cost for group meals and lodging are always quite reasonable. BYOB for the lively warming party on arrival and for dinner.
Email questions and sign-ups, with preferred times of departure to the mountain and return, to Scott East, with subject line “BRC CM 2017.” If you are likely to attend, please include your mobile number (and mother’s maiden and first pet’s name, last four … uh, never mind these last suggestions, as I see our Sergeants at Arms trying to hack in. Saaay, thought they were of Dutch, not Russian descent.)