The Last Good Snow

This last Sunday was incredibly warm for March…plus 11 C (or about 52F).

I had a great day skiing, but it was a bittersweet moment.

Because I knew it was the beginning of the end.

While the trails appeared to be intact…


..and the lakes were still frozen…

…gone was the fluffy powdery snow from early winter.   Now replaced with sloppy mashed potatoes.

The snow was melting fast, and deteriorating by the hour.

Already, most of it had disappeared from the valley below.


Yup.  With record high temperatures, this was probably the last good weekend for cross country skiing.

If we’re lucky we might squeeze another week or so,  but best part of the winter has gone.

And I”m not quite ready to see it go, dammit.

So I sadly said goodbye to my beloved trails, until probably next year.

The one consolation, though, is that trout season opens in 6 weeks.

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2 Comments on “The Last Good Snow”

  1. Seestor Says:

    Nice pics brother. I’m rather enjoying the early onset of spring this year. Most years I am like you, sad to see the winter go.

  2. Friar Says:


    It’s still only March. You might come back from your trip, and find everything covered with snow again! I don’t think we’re out of the woods yet.

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