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Jim Cr.,

Aside from my TRs, yours are my favorite.

--Matt K.

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 11:04 PM, Jim Crowley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I was fishing in the Idaho mountains last weekend in 80 degree
> sunshine, and today I skied 2 feet of powder.
>
> This little guy wonders "what the heck happened to autumn?"
>
> http://jimcrowley.smugmug.com/photos/671675250_jGgeh-XL.jpg
>
> A check of the Snotel data (25 years of records) shows there has been
> only one snowfall that rivals this one for amount and earliness. It
> was in late Sept. '87.
>
> Had to take advantage of this one. Although the slopes were lumpier
> than mid-season,
>
> http://jimcrowley.smugmug.com/photos/671680066_nVn4V-XL.jpg
> http://jimcrowley.smugmug.com/photos/671675729_9dj73-XL.jpg
>
> The turns were still dreamy.
>
> http://jimcrowley.smugmug.com/photos/671676683_yz39F-XL.jpg
> http://jimcrowley.smugmug.com/photos/671677118_W4kMo-XL.jpg
> http://jimcrowley.smugmug.com/photos/671677696_GVBbf-XL.jpg
>
> I made my way up to the lookout at the summit
>
> http://jimcrowley.smugmug.com/photos/671678302_FTiSm-XL.jpg
>
> And found that the lookout lady and her truck were stranded by the snow
>
> http://jimcrowley.smugmug.com/photos/671678981_fCtTk-XL.jpg
>
> But she had plenty of food and didn't seem to mind the delay in
> getting back to civilization.
>
> Now let's hope this all melts before forming the base of our season's snowpack.
>
> Jim

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