Sunday, February 11, 2007
Snow! Snow! Snow!
We certainly got the snow we were looking for. I knew that rain was forecast in the valley, but it didnt sound like they expected any snow in the mountains. Russ called the Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park to ask if we needed chains, and they assured him that we didn't. In fact, as we traveled up the mountain, it was raining and we didn't see snow for most of the way. There were remnants of dirty snow on the sides of the road after a while, but that was all. I knit Paige a little hat with some leftover orange and cream merino wook that I had during the trip. She was worried that her pink stocking cap would clash with her orange ski jacket. We got to the lodge around 1:30, and it was still raining. We checked in and went outside again, and it was snowing. It kept on snowing then all day, great big flakes.
Our wool socks worked great considering that all we had for shoes were running shoes, except Paige who had Uggs. We didn't end of skiing after all because the road to the place that we had planned to rent skis from was closed. That was all OK though, we hiked around a little, made a snowman, and threw a few snowballs. This morning it was still snowing, and we drove up to a snow play area. Then we headed home again. We were a little worred tht if we waited too long that we'd get stuck even though we have four-wheel drive. We saw a coyote right in the middle of the road on the way home. It just stood there looking at us.