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Oct 25

Photo of the Week: Beautiful October Snow

Old Man Winter paid us a visit again in the Northeast this week, and although he’s not here to stay for the winter quite yet, he did give us a very nice taste of the season ahead. A good 6″+ piled up along the highest elevations of the northern Green Mountains and Adirondacks, with snow sticking down to about 1300′ at sunrise Friday morning. Countless skiers across the region enjoyed their first turns of the season Thursday and Friday, and the skiing should hold up in many areas well into the week ahead.

Climbing into the mountains this morning, we enjoyed snow squalls giving way to breaks of warm sunshine. The world was refreshingly cooler than it had been in months, and the air moist and easy to breathe. We spotted the fresh tracks of a young moose wandering, and we followed black bear sign until we lost it amid drifting snow up the mountain. First the Worcester Range, and then the Grotons came into view. Camel’s Hump and Mt. Mansfield remained obscured in the clouds.

Old Man Winter whispered to us in the trees, luring us up the mountain the way no one or nothing else does. Topping out at nearly 3700′, another snow squall kissed our cheeks. Hot tea. Goggles. We didn’t resist gravity for long…and the Old Man cushioned our descent with several inches of fresh powdery snow. Beautiful, white, October Snow.

Ski you out there.
-Brian, Emily and Maiana
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