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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ice on the mountain

Yesterday when I climbed up the mountain to go skiing I was hoping for powder.  What I got was ice and sunshine.  In the latest storm we actually picked up quite a bit of new snow, but near the end of it there was also an ice event.  A 1/2 inch of dry powder fell on the 1/4 inch of new ice at the very end of the storm.  The ice, powder, and sunshine made for some dramatic visuals.  The ice was all glinting in the low angled sunlight, and the new snow crystals sparkling.  Impossible to capture in a photograph.

During the last storm it was a little windy too!

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