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Lucy Urness goes night skiing at Hoodoo Ski Area. ZACH URNESS / STATESMAN JOURNAL
Enjoy bonfires, live music, cheaper tickets
Zach Urness Salem Statesman Journal | USA TODAY NETWORK
When the daylight disappears, Hoodoo Ski Area becomes a different place. h The stadium lights turn on, illuminating
the white slopes in an eerie twilight while a man holding a flamethrower spits a reddish-orange stream of flame onto a
bonfire just outside the lodge, prompting “oohhs" & "aahhs” from nearby children. h The chairlifts lurch skiers and
snowboards up into the darkness, and from the top of the mountain, it looks as though you’re dropping into an illumi-
nated bowl surrounded by dark mountains. h “It feels like this is a dream,” my 7-year-old daughter Lucy said on her first
night skiing trip. h After a few runs, we head inside the lodge for pizza and are lured upstairs by the sound of bluegrass
music. It’s a fantastic Eugene-based band called “Daniel and the Blonde,” and they play a nice mix of covers — heavy on
the Dylan — along with fun original songs, including one about growing up in a ski town. Groups of skiers sit drinking
beer and tapping their boots before cheering and shuffling back to the slopes. See HOODOO, Page 2B
A big trout stock at a hidden gem, and three chances to be artistic
east end of Foster Reservoir.
The turn to the park is about a quar-
ter-mile past North River Road (fish
hatchery sign). Watch for the park en-
trance sign on the right.
The parking area and pond are on
your left, next to the playground, after
you drive into the park.
According to the trout-stocking
schedule, Sunnyside is scheduled to get
1,040 rainbows, including 40 “trophy”
trout averaging about a pound.
Henry Miller
Guest columnist
Talk about a Valentine’s treat from
the Oregon Department of Fish and
Rainbow trout are scheduled to be
stocked for the first time in 2022 during
the week of Feb. 14 through 18 at Sunny-
side Park Pond on the east end of Foster
A visit to which provides an excellent
opportunity to check out the family-
friendly Linn County Park (online at
Sunnyside County Park | Linn County
Parks & Recreation ( be-
fore the campgrounds open for the sum-
To my lasting regret, I didn’t even dis-
cover this gem until I’d been here more
than a decade despite numerous fish-
ing, camping and hiking trips to Foster
and nearby Green Peter reservoirs as
well as Quartzville Creek and the South
Santiam River.
In addition to stocked trout, Sunnyside Park Pond offers hot-weather fishing for
warmwater fish such as bass and yellow perch. HENRY MILLER / SPECIAL TO THE
It’s an hour-and-change road trip
from Salem.
Take the Highway 20 exit just south
of Albany eastbound through Lebanon
and Sweet Home, then look for the
Quartzville Road turn on the left at the
Vincent van Gogh probably never
had the biological accuracy of his depic-
tion of the birds in his 1890 painting
“Wheatfields with Crows” critiqued by
an ornithologist.
For this art competition, though, it’s
all about the accuracy.
Entries are open until Aug. 26
through Sept. 30 for three annual art
competitions sponsored by the Oregon
Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The winners will be featured on the
2023 Habitat Conservation, Waterfowl,
See MILLER, Page 2B