Earlier in the week the forecast had called for some chance of snow yesterday, and partly sunny conditions today. However, when I looked up from work in the afternoon, it was snowing! There was enough snow in the air that I checked road conditions before I headed out to go skiing. Roads were open, but slick with falling snow, according to the report.
In fact the highway was open, but there was a good bit of snow across two of the uphill lanes and no signs that snow plows had been out. By the time I got onto the Happy Jack Rd., it was near white out conditions and there was a lot of snow on the road, enough so that I spent part of the time driving in the oncoming traffic lane. But I made it to the parking lot, and into the parking lot, only to find 6" of new snow waiting on the trails.
With skate skis, it was tough going, but still manageable. I was glad to be out skiing, even if the workout I got was different from what I had planned. I skied for about 2 hours, until light was failing, and decided to pass on running. I got chilled in the time it took to get my skis and walk to my truck, and by then the snow was so deep running in it would have been a struggle, so it was an easy call.