Beautiful, beautiful September gave way to Octoburrrrr last night with the first snowflakes in months floating in from the heavens above. Up to 3″ inches of snow fell in the Green Mountains last night and throughout the day today, with most of that falling in the Mount Mansfield region. While the snow is always a treat, we are still looking forward to some warmer weather before Old Man Winter gets his way with us.
Weeks of surfing beautiful ocean waves on the coast and running/biking through the brilliant colors of fall in the mountains were capped this week by our first ski day of the season. By sunrise on Wednesday 10/22, 2-3″ of October snow had blanketed our local mountains – just enough to make our favorite low-angle, moss-laden, rock-free ski runs skiable. We climbed and skied for about five hours…caught up with some great friends…and probably logged a casual 5000′ vertical.
It was a real treat be back on the skis again… Emily is “quite pleased”. If the big brown stripes on the woolly catepillars are any indication, we are in for another snowy winter.