Images of early April

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Spring brings fog. Elaine and I embark on a hike around the local trails to see what's dry, and what's not. Biking season's a bit off in these parts still.

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Fog shrouds Mud Lake.

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This is one of our very favorite spots.

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Serene looking, but we had just spent the past ten minutes chucking massive logs into the lake. Super mature, no?

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My wife is a lift op. Here she is loading one of the last chairs of the year.

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Heading up for a final run. One nice thing about working at Neptune is there is always cool outdoor items to sample, like this extremely orange coat!

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Eldora shut down for the year. Is it just me, or do those lifts look like they could be from 1951?

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Storm clouds hover over a closed-down Eldora ski area. Till next year.

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Morning skin up to the prayer flag chutes.

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Storm moves in, but for now I'm above it all.

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And then it dumped! 20 plus inches. Couldn't drive, so we headed out the caboose for a first descent of the Conger Mine/Pitzer Woodlot 1/4 mile from home.

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Elaine gets the first ever descent of Conger Mine.

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Skinning back up from the woodlot.

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The wind rocks the trees above a trail known as Sherwood.

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Looking a bit epic in a rather non-epic place. We live in a good place.

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Smile all around when it snows 20 inches.

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Elaine checks out our little slice of wilderness.

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