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After nearly 2 weeks of mild weather, someone who didn't know better could be forgiven for thinking that winter was over. But at 7300', winter is never truly over--and certainly not in February.
Yesterday it snowed occasional snowflakes most of the day in town, which resulted in nothing. Up top, however, there was 6" of new snow on the trails by the end of the day. Unpacked, but still quite skateable (you did need skis, poles, and boots, however.)
Today the groomers reported another 10" of snow. Maybe there was that much, though it didn't look like 10" to me. At any rate, there was "enough", and after yesterday and today the trails have been fully refurbished. Winter is back in full control again, and all the eager folks wanting to get their tomato plants out in their gardens will have to wait another few days at least.
Bit by bit I begin to piggna till, but I'm still not quite back to 100%. I went up the hill later in the day than usual, and decided to skip skiing altogether as it had been pretty icy yesterday and just not all that great. So, an easy run instead. It was dark well before I was halfway round my intended route, which was fine because by then I was off single track and on ski trails for the rest of the way, and therefore I had solid footing with no fears of any unseen postholes or the like. I stopped several times on the way back in to look up at the stars, which were especially brilliant tonight.
Biked earlier today in sun and mildness. Didn't feel the least bit like winter!
Unusually for February, it sprinkled light rain in town for the latter half of the afternoon. But it turned to snow halfway up the range.
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