March 4, 2009

Back to Backdoor Trail

Backdoor Trail had quite a hiatus - January 13 was my last ski on it. A hurricane-like storm blew 40-degree air through here for 5 days and just decimated the snowpack. This year's early snowpack was fairly thick, but low density, and it was no match for the extended chinook.

Since then, a few inches now and then has accumulated to skiable conditions. The trail seems more like early November, not early March. But, it's a lot better than some alternatives.

It was good to be back in the track on Backdoor - a nice break from the work-a-day that has been less than pleasant lately. Two friends on my work team got laid off today. The company's explanation is understandable, but it is a very sorrowful event, a sad sign of the times.

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