Monday, November 12, 2012

a good start

Posting has been light lately, I know.  It's this dang shoulder season we're in, where it's too cold and muddy for mountain-biking, not snowy enough for skiing and too snowy for hiking.  That should all be changing soon, however, and I'll at least start posting about skiing ad nauseam.  It snowed big this weekend, you see, and a lot of the ski resorts have moved their opening days up - Alta opens this coming Friday!

After several weeks of warm and lovely fall weather, it started snowing last Friday morning on the drive in to work.  Precipitation sort of spat off and on all day down in the valley; by evening it was snowing in earnest.  It snowed all night and into the morning, took a short break Saturday mid-morning at our house (but kept going up in the canyons) and then started back up again, and continued all night into Sunday, finally clearing late afternoon.  We hunkered down at home, doing lots of laundry, reading, putting the MTBs away for the winter, baking peanut butter cookies, stay-at-home stuff.  B and I ventured out during the Saturday afternoon break to go to the gym and run some errands; H shoveled the driveway and sidewalks at least three times.

By the end of it, we had well over a foot at our house, while Alta and Snowbird were claiming storm totals around 51 inches.  Hopefully it'll stay cold up there for the week - with no additional snowfall in sight, this dumping is going to have to last us for a little bit.  We'd like more, of course (we'd always like more), but it's a terrific start.

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