I am happy to go for a hike, run or bike in the rain; I enjoy snowshoeing and hiking in the snow. But this guy tops me by a long ways. I do not engage in water sports when the outside temperature is below freezing. I don’t care what they say about how warm the suits they wear are, I don’t believe them. This guy is going paddle surfing; look behind him – there is snow on the ground. The temp is in the 20’s.
Here’s a reason to stay off the roads until the sanding trucks have gone by:
So, it’s supposed to snow again this evening, with another 2 – 3 inches of snow, but then do a typical Pacific NW weather thing and warm up, turning to rain.
When I was a kid growing up here, I found that so ‘effing frustrating. Because I wanted to play in the snow, and we didn’t get it every year, and then when we did, it often snowed for a few hours and ended up with a couple hours of rain. That turned the snow to an ugly brown slush very quickly.
We really have just the right amount of snow here; it rarely gets to be more than 12″, and when it does that, it melts within a week, rarely it might last 2 weeks, as it did a couple of years ago. Then its back to the same ‘ol, same ‘ol, drizzly rain or just clouds with no precipitation.
Anyway, I like it here and if you just love the snow, its only 1 hour away, up at Mount Baker.
The hamster is feeling pretty good today