we've been getting quite a bit of rain here at 2000 ft, with colder temperatures. i've been watching the snow level come down further and further down the mountains. with all that rain, the resorts are getting plenty of the white stuff. 49°n is planning on opening this friday. they haven't had an early opening like that for 10 years. usually, the resorts are hoping to open the weekend of thanksgiving or the weekend after. last year, they were hurting with the absence of snow.
i don't know if i'll be able to go riding this year. if not, that'll be two years in a row without riding. i was asked if i would be going this year. my reply was:
"i want to, but with lift tickets between $20 - $40 and to fill my gas tank another $50 bucks; should i go ride or should i put food on the table for my wife and three kids. hmmmm, tough decision, huh?"
well, we will see how it actually goes this year. i would love to go ride, but, right now it doesn't seem like i'll be able too (unless someone generously pays my way). . .