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Icicles Everywhere

Buildings designed for snowy environments have pitched roofs to stop too much snow accumulating.  It can gradually shear off the building, sometimes in the form of snow sheets and sometimes, courtesy of some melting, as giant icicles.  Wandering around the … Continue reading

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Bull Elk

Our ride through the refuge was covered in this post.  Scattered throughout the herd were a large number of bull elk.  At this time of year they are not competing for anything other than food so there was little tension … Continue reading

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Snowcoach Adventures

For my birthday, Nancy took me on a trip to Jackson Hole.  Part of the trip was a journey in to Yellowstone National park in a snowcoach.  The snowcoaches are modified vehicles to handle to snowy terrain.  They come in … Continue reading

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Salt Lake City is a Scenic Airport!

I had a long layover at Salt Lake City when connecting on a Delta flight.  The sun was out and the mountains in the background were covered in snow so it made for a rather pretty backdrop for the airport … Continue reading

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I Thought It Didn’t Snow Much in Seattle

One of the things I thought I knew about the Seattle area was that it didn’t snow very much.  In our first winter here, we had one snowy day and it thawed very rapidly.  This winter has been a bit … Continue reading

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Some Seasonal Snow

Christmas morning in Kirkland had us waking up to some snow.  It had started to snow a little on Christmas Eve but plenty more had dropped overnight.  This was not snow that was going to last long.  It was rather … Continue reading

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Snoqualmie Historic Trains

Snoqualmie has an active historic railroad.  While we were at the falls, a couple of times we saw a tourist train running along the opposite side of the falls taking visitors on a trip.  We never got too close to … Continue reading

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The Sierras Finally Have a Lot of Snow

Since moving to California, we have been in a drought.  There has not been a huge amount of rain and, more importantly, the snowfalls over the Sierras have been very limited.  Sometimes I have flown over the mountains and they … Continue reading

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Disappearing Glaciers

From Hurricane Ridge, you get a great view of the surrounding mountains of the Olympics.  September obviously is not the time to see the snow on most of the mountains but there are some glaciers on some of the peaks.  … Continue reading

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Last Skiing of the Season

For the serious skier, nothing should get in the way of your sport – not even a lack of snow.  We were in Squaw Valley at the end of the skiing season.  The weather was lovely and warm with loads … Continue reading

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