Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekend Winter

Well, winter has reappeared for the weekend. I woke up to a cold 15 degrees, normal for this time of year, but after being spoiled with above freezing temperatures it felt cold.
It has snow about 2 inches since yesterday, which I am sure, brings our total snow to less than a foot for the year. We have had a couple 1 inch snows, one 5 inch, and this one. It is rare that I can even remember the amounts and number of snows.
Tomorrow it will be back above freezing, so I don't expect the snow to be much of a problem. In fact, it helps cover some of the slippery ice spots and when it melts a little makes them rougher so they aren't a problem. You should always have a set of chains in your vehicle when coming up on forest roads before May. Also, a good pair of boots with ice cleats, and heavy snow clothes. Once you enter the forest you must rely on yourself to survive and get out if you have an accident or your car breaks down. No one will be coming down the road anytime soon. And like I said in earlier blogs, let someone know your route and your schedule. This is a big woods and it makes looking for you much easier if the rescuers have a general idea where to start. Well, I am staying inside today and enjoying the white from a warm fire. Mountain girl, Paula, logging out.

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