Well, I have been waiting for a
big snow ever since I have moved up here a couple of years ago.
And we got a huge one. The biggest since 1913.
My mom and Kevin were lucky enough
to be here when it happened, and if it wasn't for Kevin helping
me, I'd still be shoveling.
The National Park had to close its
gates, which is a VERY rare thing. There was just too much snow.
While we got 42 inches in two days, Bear Lake got over 10 feet!!
I never, ever, thought I would see
so much snow on the ground at one time. Daisy couldn't even come
close to walking in it. She had to swim through it by doggy paddling.
Entire trucks were buried to where you couldn't see anything, not
even the side view mirrors. The snow was even too much for our heavy-duty
plow. It was such a heavy, wet snow that ended up taking it's toll
on many plows in the area.
But, it was beautiful. Especially
the trees. And the evening the storm began to break was unreal.
When the sun lit everything after being under a blanket of clouds
for three days, everyone sighed at the beauty that, literally, appeared
before their eyes. Well worth the sore muscles and frigid fingers/toes.
After seeing my first huge snow,
I can say that I am ready for summer. We still have a month or so
to thaw out before the first wildflowers start gracing us with their
presence. So until then, I will patiently explore the area on snowshoes,
all bundled up, and enjoy this winter paradise.