Craig's Report - September 11, 2005
What the (add epithet of choice)!!!
Wow! It is still officially summer and barely three months since our last dump of tree snapping, power robbing wet snow, but once again it was ankle deep in our yard causing the poplars to bow and break in submission. Such leafy critters are ill prepared to deal with snow while still wearing their summer garb and this causes havoc with power lines. We had intermittent outages all last evening and most of today, with an eight hour period with no power at all. Our cable internet and television is missing in action with no idea when it will return, although if you are reading this, it obviously made it back. We have heard that across the river in Cokato, the power might be out for 24 hours or more.
Up on the mountain some folks have even made some turns, although only by clearly crossing all bounds for the ethical treatment of rock skis. It didn�t seem like a lot more snow fell up in Lizard than down here, but it wasn�t melting as fast and indeed with the blustery wind it seemed very winter like. Still I imagine this will all quickly melt and thus have been just a nice tease to get the juices flowing, rather than any kind of early start to the season. While we can appreciate the Griz�s efforts, the old boy is clearly having a little trouble keeping his dates straight these days.
Work has been continuing in reshaping lower Currie bowl as well as ongoing alder whacking, but I will leave that for another day and just leave you with some �summer� pictures.
At 16:30 it is overcast, 4 C and still surprisingly white here at the house.