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“That's like 84 to 96 inches in Buffalo.”
“Woohoo! Winter storm warning for tonight and tomorrow. Freezing rain turning to snow with accumulations up to 4 inches possible. Looks like Sauron's home from school on Monday.”
“Ohhhhhhhhhh ya now we getting some snow........:)
Soon it will be time to go outside and play.
“storm kind of fizzled where I am in central VA - if there's an inch I would be surprised”
“Somewhere. But not here. Playing out in the yard today, I think it was 70.”
“Well, looks like 3-4 inches of snow on top of the frozen slush leftover from the 3-4 inches that came down yesterday in slightly above freezing temps (it's well below freezing now). Looks like this part of Kentucky is shutting down for a bit.”
“We have about 7 inches of perfect snowman-making snow. I have to go to the town website now to see if the kids have a delayed opening. The kids need some time to play!”
“Be sure and buy as many wool blankets as you can for this coming winter. There's going to be a shortage of afghans!”
“We are in for a stretch of sunny weather, mid 50's to 60. Same hi pressure system that Biz is enjoying.”
We had less than two inches. I guess you are further north than I thought...
By the way, haven't talked to you in a while. I trust all is well. Have fun with your snowmen!”
“Maybe not, if she's close to KY and got the same storm system we did. We would have at least that much on the ground if it had stayed below freezing yesterday.”
“Nah, she's in NJ, not far from where I work. The bulk of the storm passed to our north and west, so she'd have to be north of me to have gotten that much...”
“Where do you work Fritz? I work in Phillipsburg NJ and there's about 5" on the ground with a few more perhaps before the day is out. I just ordered snowshoes so I hope it continues.”
“I am home in Saylorsburg, PA and its still coming down!!! WOOPPEEE!”
“We got a 1/4 overnight. Just enough for 90% of the Memphis drivers to go crazy and do stupid people tricks on the overpasses. Fortunately, I was able to avoid the kamikaze's on the way to work.”
“About 8" up here in the hills of western MA. Still coming down in little tiny wet flakes. Would be nice to get a couple of feet to insulate the foundation, but it ain't gonna happen with this storm. Lost power for about 3 hours last night. Dug out all my LEDs and headlamps and fired up the kerosene lanterns. At least it's warming up - we haven't seen 30 degrees since well before Christmas.
Sure is pretty. I look out my windows and all I can see is new-fallen snow in the woods. Time for some real winter bping, instead of the nasty crap I ran into around Mt Rogers last month.”
“a foot south of state college”
“I work in Whitehouse Station, 24 miles east of the river just off of I78.
I have no idea how much snow there is here, I drive right into the parking garage. ;-)”
“I did a job in Whitehouse Station this morning. You don't work for big bad evil Merck, do ya?
Jmitch, I heard Central Pa got a lot more than us. I'm jealous.”
“I live northwest of Morristown, at a higher elevation. It is still snowing here. My kids were bummed that school was delayed, but not cancelled. I just.....SMILED. HeHe! They were out for almost two hours this morning, having a great time. It really is beautiful. I have woods in the back with really tall trees. I planted some young trees and a blue spruce, a few years ago, and the variation in heights with the branches drooping with wet snow, makes the scenery especially nice.
When the girls get off the bus, they want to make molasses snow candy, like in Little House on the Prairie. I guess I boil the molasses until it gets to a soft-hard ball when dripped into cold water. Then dribble it on the cleanest snow I can find. Does that sound right ... anybody?”
“Make sure it's not yellow snow. LMAO
We got no snow. It's now over 50 degrees. What we had melted. Damn Chinook winds anyhow.
I'm in Wyoming. Guess I got to move south to see snow again. Gonna make for another dry / firey summer.”
“I don't know about the snow candy except to confirm Chief's yellow snow tip ;-) but I can say that you live in a nice area. I worked in Morristown for several years, and once you leave the mainstream, it's great country.”
“Durn it, I thought the yellow snow would be just perfect. Oh well. Where is that song, anyway. Buddur or someone posted it a while ago.
Hey Fritz, when are you going to plan a dayhike and invite all your buddies? I was out Sat. for six hours. I'd have invited you but not everyone enjoys getting lost.
Just kidding, a little silly here today. I would love to do the Dunnfield Creek parking lot to Sunfish, but that place is always mobbed on weekends.”
“Thanks Pennsy, it is very pretty here. You have to go apple picking at Riamede's orchard in Chester. Or hiking at Hacklebarney State Park. If you drive the country backroads there are a lot of beautiful old homes, and one-light town centers. My town has gotten overbuilt, but there are surrounding towns that still look a lot like they did in the early 1900's.”
“Thats why you go in from Old Mine Rd....to avoid the crowds.”
“Thanks, Adventurist, I keep forgetting about that other parking lot. It is not as crowded as the Dunnfield one? There are a couple of trails that lead off from there and head towards the other trails and AT.”
“Hmmm....ok, why did I think Splash lived in Pennsylvania? I thought Altzheimer's didn't set in this young. Sorry Splash. Thanks for the correction Fritz.”
“sokay, scully, it is probably because I mostly hike in PA.”
“That may be it.”
“It's not you skullcap (unless I have Alzheimers as well) cuz I get confoosed too. I live in Pa but work in NJ but my drive to work is less than 3 miles. More than once I've told people the opposite.
Splash, I've been to Hacklebarney and there are some nice trails. Chester is a great town and the apple picking (devouring) sounds like fun.
I think the trail from Old Mine Rd is the Douglas Trail, but if you go early enough (7 am-ish) you can usually beat the crouds at Dunnfield. I take the Green (Dunnfield) Trail back from Sunfish to make a loop out of it which also eliminates the onslaught of hikers coming up the AT. Count me in for the day-hike.”
“Pennsy, yes, I am a contractor at Merck. Do you come this way often? We could grab bkfst or lunch just about any day if you give me a few hours notice.
Splash, hiking? I have no time for that! Seems that way, anyhow. Always so many things going on with the kids on the weekends, plus getting caught up on other things I couldn't get done during the week. Sigh.
I just gotta get my life under control!”
“Sounds good, Pennsy! This really has been a great year for hiking! Hacklebarney's trails aren't that long, but the creek and river are perfect for the kids to play in, and when we go in the morning, no one else is there. But for long hiking and high views, I like to go to PA or at least to the WaterGap.”
“Fritz, with kids, it is never easy to schedule in time for yourself. But if you feel that it is important to your mental and physical health, then push the issue with your family. This is something that I am learning, that some families make outdoor activities their focus (think SnowNymph) and some don't. Your family should support your need for this healthy activity. It is not like you are asking them to support your boozing, carousing, thieving or drug taking (disclaimer: any resemblance to fellow TT'ers is purely coincidental).”
“Splash, I have no doubt that it is important to my mental and physical health, and I agree that I just need to push it with my family. I have been getting better at this in general, making time for myself...working out in the gym, taking piano lessons.
Still, it is difficult to get a whole day, or a whole weekend, away.
I have the FLorida ECT coming up, and that makes it harder to get a weekend between now and then.
Good advice, though, Splash. Thanks for looking out for me.”
“You are practicing the piano at home? If I was the wife, I would DEFINITELY send you out hiking!”
“Maybe the wife is out hiking as well as the kids and the rest of the neighborhood while he is "practicing." ;-)
Fritz, I do service work and Whitehouse is part of my area. I am in that area about 3 times a week so if you want to do lunch, email me your work number. The General Store (I think it's called that) in Oldwick is great.”
“The Coppermine Trail from Old Mine Rd is great in the winter too. Plus there is always the Walpack Inn for a great meal! Anyone ever been to the Walpack?”
“17 inches in my backyard. Time to break out the snowshoes.”
“I've been to the Walpack Inn once for brunch. It was awesome!
Rich, you got almost triple what we got. My snowshoes (Atlas 1033's) should be in Wednesday. Can I come play in your backyard?”
New storm coming into NM
“just in time for the weekend. Fresh powder! Snow forecasted in Santa Fe and the mountains. I wonder if I could survive another outing?”
October 13, 2002
“The annual *first snow* here in Northern Michigan (Upper Peninsula that is).
Time to polish the snow scoops! ;o)
It's so pretty! The ground is covered in white and the trees are yellow, gold and red!”
“Enjoy it and keep it for yourself.”
“Unanimity among the journalists. Whoda thunk it?”
“Bring it down here!!! Please!!”
“Yeah, right, and the price of orange juice will go up again!”
“I'm uploading a picture to my webshots page right now. It'll take at least 30 minutes before you can view it.”
“Wonderful. I'll be seeing the real thing soon enough. That deep freeze cold front will move through sometime today or tonight. I'm not looking forward to running up the heating bills.”
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