π 2004-04-19 08:59 by Merlin in Nsnow, Snow
Not counting the 5 accidents we saw on the road, one of them being the car right in front of us on the way to Tahoe, the trip went all right, thanks a lot to A.R. for doing the driving (we left some time before 06:00, so it was a bit gruesome)
The snow was almost good, the powder that had fallen and was falling during that day was nice and dry, but unfortunately it was too little compared to the hard icy crust under it. It's actually amazing I didn't hurt myself that day, since any fall was potentially going to be very painful (maybe that's why I went reasonably easy on jumps :)
Otherwise, I have A.R. a good tour of the spots that were worth seeing at Kirkwood, and he liked it. It's not a really huge domain, but there is still a lot to see, and a lot you can get to, especially if you know about the powder stashes
Too bad, because if you look at the snow, it seemed fine.
but then again, coverage had been greatly diminished in some areas
We considered staying a second day because it was going to snow some more, but finally decided against it because we both had some plans for sunday (never mind that it was all for naught in my case, but I won't go there), and we figured that it was not necessarily going to snow enough to make it a "can't miss powder day"
The kirkwood picts are here