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.
Fog shrouds Mud Lake.
This is one of our very favorite spots.
Serene looking, but we had just spent the past ten minutes chucking massive logs into the lake. Super mature, no?
My wife is a lift op. Here she is loading one of the last chairs of the year.
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!
Eldora shut down for the year. Is it just me, or do those lifts look like they could be from 1951?
Storm clouds hover over a closed-down Eldora ski area. Till next year.
Morning skin up to the prayer flag chutes.
Storm moves in, but for now I'm above it all.
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.
Elaine gets the first ever descent of Conger Mine.
Skinning back up from the woodlot.
The wind rocks the trees above a trail known as Sherwood.
Looking a bit epic in a rather non-epic place. We live in a good place.
Smile all around when it snows 20 inches.
Elaine checks out our little slice of wilderness.