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.

1 comment:

Wuksachi Staff said...

Hi Caroline,

My name is Darren and I work for the Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park. It's great to hear that you and your family had such a good time visiting the park last year! Just to let you know, we have TONS of fresh snow right now (still coming down as a matter of fact) and, brand-new to Wuksachi this year, we now have a cross country ski and snowshoe rental shop right at the hotel! If your family is interested in making a return visit to Sequoia this year we would love to have you back again. We are offering rates as low as $79 a night right now, and if you book your reservation through our official website you can avoid the commission fee charged by the National Park Reservations website. Additionally we have several packages being offered right now, including the Winter Ski Explorers package, and the Winter Family Fun package, both of which include the cost of ski rental. Thanks again for visiting Sequoia and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Have a great day!