March 19, 2009
Sublime Spring Skiing
Backdoor Trail is simply sublime skiing. The ephemerality of snow in the sunshine is sublime. That wonderous, warming insolation inevitably destroys the magnificent mixture of air and snowflakes skiers love. Powder, fluff, fresh, pure. It surely will be gone.
Grieve not its sunny departure. Only enjoy it while you can. We'll get more snow, perhaps this season, definitely next. The approaching vernal equinox signals our thaw, and the soon to be awakening flowers and already awake bears (one in the bird feeders yesterday). We'll see the downy moose calves, brawling bear cubs, and spawning salmon. Until then, enjoy powder in the sunshine!