Black Butte presides over a wintry scene.
We got a little snow here in Mount Shasta over the weekend. Saturday started off blustery but dry and not a speck of snow on the ground. By the end of the day there 10 or so inches. Over the course of the night and the next day another 10 inches fell. It certainly was a good start to the winter season!
We were socked in pretty good and the snow was heavy and wet. The kids were naturally excited to get out and play in the snow while I had the pleasure of clearing it off all of the surfaces that we need for life to function normally. This was made more difficult due to some technical difficulties but we got it done.
The snow level was down below Dunsmuir, so the whole south county got hit pretty good by the storm. When I was in town the cloud level lifted a bit and parts of Mount Shasta were just barely peaking out from under the canopy. It was a very white three days. Now, however, it is raining and the snow is already melting pretty rapidly. Up to 2 inches of rain are forecasted for today and possibly for tomorrow as well. With that much rain, plus melting snow, keep an eye on the rivers. They are going to be wild. Naturally, the higher elevations will continue getting snow even if it is raining down here. That much rain, falling as snow, bodes well for a solid snowpack this year. Let’s hope this is just the beginning of a wet winter!
When the clouds clear, I will try to get out and get some shots of the mountains, so we can see how the high country looks. Hopefully that will be soon!
Any good spots for snowshoeing?