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Frustrating February weather continues to be fickle

Posted Monday, February 21, 2022
— Alpine / downhill skiing, Backcountry skiing, Cross-country skiing, Bolton Valley
Skier looks at view of wetlands and distant mountains

Warm weather means lingering just a bit longer when there's a view.

Animal tracks in the snow lead to a fallen tree

Animal tracks — maybe a fox?

Icicles in a partly frozen stream

Drippy icicles in a partly frozen stream that descends to Joiner Brook.

Today the Skimeister and I went for a ski tour in the Nordic trails at Bolton Valley, Vt. We went up into the mountains because at home in the valley the snow was melting down to “fast grass.” Up at about 1,600 feet in elevation, we were pleasantly surprised by a couple inches of smeary snow on top of a firm base. We could ski anywhere we wanted to. We just needed to lunge across unfrozen streams in some places.

It was warm enough for me to ski without a hat. The warmth made for a leisurely, pleasant ski tour, but c’mon on Old Man Winter, are you napping again? We need more snow but instead we're bracing for 50-degree temperatures and more rain this week!?!

Luckily the National Weather Service in Burlington is calling for some snow on Thursday night through Friday. So we’ll lose some snow during this week’s warm-up, and then perhaps gain some back.

Feel free to join me: Deep breath in, deep breath out. And repeat!

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