OK, it’s taken a while, but I promised Tom I’d put some pics up of the recent snowfall here in Yosemite. It was amazing, to say the least, and I showed up a bit late more than once because I wanted to walk to work the long way and take some pictures.
The good news about the snowfall is that Badger Pass is scheduled to open to the public on Saturday, the 20th, and promises great skiing for the weekend. Colin took a couple of test turns – you know to make sure the snow was working and all – and reported that the conditions were excellent. Even the groomed slopes were a bit soft and powdery. Everyone here is very excited about that. Some are interested in playing at Badger, while others are excited about having the work. All in all it makes for a festive atmosphere.
The down side is that there is going to be plenty of shoveling in my future. Here is a picture of the Subaru buried at Curry Village. I can only imagine what the unattended berm in Yosemite West looks like at this point. I suppose I’ll find out when I head up for the weekend.