Day 37: Up to King Lake, into a storm

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A storm is moving in from the west – ending our December drought – so we skied west today. 20-some-odd kilometers of mostly breaking trail up to King Lake right smack on the divide. It was good skiing, hard work, and the Fritjof Nansens performed beautifully. Tired, but not worked. It feels good to sit by the fire, eat some tomato soup and bread, and relax.

Weather forcast for where we were tonight:

Tonight: Snow. Low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -15. North wind between 5 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow. Temperature falling to around -4 by 3pm. Wind chill values as low as -20. Southeast wind between 8 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Let the storms rage, and the snow come on tomorrow, the first day of winter. Based on the preparations of the squirrels this fall, and the massive piles of pine cones everywhere, I don't think it's going to be a mellow one in the Rockies.

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