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Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Dance!

Late February and there'd been no measurable snowfall on Mt. Hood the entire month.  My ski bus friends and I had started to give up hope.  It seemed winter was skipping straight into spring. 

But then, on the last Thursday of the month, a hopeful sign.




It started to snow.





We saw actual real live snowflakes drifting from the sky!  My friends and I were so elated, we broke into a happy dance (which I captured on video).





And I tried to get a selfie that included those wonderful white flakes.  I think I partially succeeded.




The rest of the day things alternated between furious snow flurries and sunbreaks.  Gotta love the bipolar PNW weather!




Although windy and cold, my friends and I braved the top lift to ski it's famed "Outer Limits" trail.




I couldn't resist shooting a video for my loyal blog viewers.  Won't you take a trip with me down Outer Limits?




Although the snow continued to fall off and on all day, the accumulation was minimal.  Still, it was so wonderful to finally see something besides rain coming out of the sky.  It gave my friends and I hope that the ski season wasn't over quite yet.

20 comments:

  1. Linda, not getting enough snow is a big disappointment for skiiers. Your photos are captivating.

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  2. Wonderful post!!!
    And they're predicting more snow
    and maybe more happy dancing!

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  3. YAY! I'm glad you finally got some snow! I guess it probably didn't last long enough though, right?

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  4. Winter is officially over, so maybe now the weird weather will cooperate and give you some snow! :-)

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  5. I am an awesome skier (when I'm skiing with you)...lol. So glad you got snow!!! Happy trails!!

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  6. At least those of you who ski are enjoying all that snow!

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  7. Looks like fun, but I'm getting tried of snow. Perhaps 6" tomorrow. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  8. You make skiing look so easy and I am impressed with your balance! I enjoyed the videos:)

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  9. Wow! Those selfie sticks are great aren't they! I enjoyed skiing along with you. xx

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  10. nice you finally received a little bit of snow.

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  11. I'd like to get back to the mountain in snow one more time this year. Not to ski, but just with my camera. I guess I should pay closer attention to the weather up there! Looks like you guys had a fun time!

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  12. Pleased you got the desired snow. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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  13. Looks like hiking season will be getting here early this year, huh?

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  14. Thank you for the "ride" - it was wonderful!

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  15. Linda, I wish I could have found a way to send you the HEAPS of snow we got this winter. You would have loved it. Hopefully next year, you'll get the snow and we won't! Well, hiking and biking and swimming season is coming along.

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  16. I'm really keen for my kids to see snow for the second time this winter!! Assuming we get some close enough!

    Nice post on what may be our last warmish day for a while.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  17. Fabulous! Kooks like wonderful skiing!

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  18. Seems that you all are enjoying the snow! Have a nice time..

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  19. Real snow - enjoy it while you can!

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