Dec 2, 2007 Snoqualmie Summit - West ski area

Day 2 - The adventure today was not in the skiing, but trying to hook up with Greg and Frank. Greg was the first to make it to Alpental. Unfortunately he high centered as soon as he pulled his Audi quatro wagon into the parking lot. On my cell phone I was in contact with Frank, still on I-5 between Olympia and Tacoma, who said it was snowing hard. I was stuck in my neighborhood. The county had not plowed the roads yet, and the snow was about 2 feet deep. I decided to take Francine to work and went around the block, hoping a few people had pushed a path out of the neighborhood. No luck, second time in ten years that I high centered the Ford Explorer driving in the neighborhood. Just as we got the car unstuck, a 4wd, lifted pick-up from the Summit Learning Center came cruising by to pick up Francine's boss. They promptly got stuck, threw on some chains, and plowed up the road. Following in their bulldozed track I actually made it out of the neighborhood and went to rescue Greg. Greg failed to mention the road to Alpental had not been plowed and it was 2 feet deep if your car veered out of the ruts. By the time I got to Greg, he had dug out and was free. We slowly worked our way back to Summit West, and hooked up with Frank. The snow at West was extremely deep and we had a hard time breaking trail, until we crossed the path of a group ahead of us. Snow was too deep and heavy to make good turns, but we did two laps and got some exercise.

Here is picture of the house when I got home, note I already snowblew last night at 11, and this morning at 8. The snow is still coming down!

1 comment:

Frank and Carolyn said...

Of course by Monday morning all that wonderful Pow had turned into mush and worse. When I finally thought I could drive out the Alpental road from the condo, I barely escaped being swept down the Snoqualmie river. Didn't realize, until I was halfway across it, that what had looked like a deep puddle of standing water was actually the river rushing across the road. Probably would have, if I hadn't raised that Audi 2 inches. Phew! Lucky me. Had a nightmare about that.