We had good reason. Every year around this time our neighborhood organizes a food drive for the Utah Food Bank. Instead of baking cookies for the neighbors, we donate non-perishables or money and get together for a little while at breakfast for the collection. (You may remember our garage party of two years ago when we were the "hosts.") This year the collection/get-together was Saturday morning and we visited with the neighbors for a bit before heading up the canyon. We hardly ever see our neighbors since we try to get out on the weekends year-round; it's good to spend a little time with them - once or twice a year.
Action shot! Cruising past the angle station
(that's not the angle station in the photo, btw)
It's not like we were missing a whole lot up at the mountain. There had been maybe four or five new inches from a tiny Thursday night storm, so everything was as it has been: hard and fast and rocky. It was mostly cloudy, light winds, with temperatures ranging from 12-20 F. My toes got cold (of course) but luckily Alf's is now fully open and we were able to munch on french fries while I warmed back up. It seemed busier than it has been too - it sure would be nice to get some snow. Opening up more terrain will help spread the people out.