You can still ski and snowboard, but there are bare spots on some of the runs. Vegetation is sticking up through the snow in a lot of places. The snow is a mix of ice in the mornings and mashed potato consistency by noon. There are signs at the top of some of the runs warning of spring like conditions.
|This statue is at the top of one of the ski runs. Turns out it's harder to take a selfie with Jesus than I thought.|
There's still some snow on the trails by my house, but it's warm enough for shorts!
There is already talk of prescribed burning, about a month ahead of normal. Some rookies think we will have a busy fire season, but it all depends on the spring rains, or lack of them.
It was a very mild winter here. No extended below zero cold snaps and very few big snowfalls. I didn't briefly want to run off to Hawaii. I never wore more than two layers while running. And I didn't hate it. It would be nice to have a little more snow for the three more weeks the ski area will be open, but we should get to hike in the mountains a little earlier this year. I'm looking forward to it.
How was your winter?