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Thursday, December 19, 2013

12/19/13 Walden


Cloudy and mid 20's  but no wind. Problem is snow, making walking difficult. I checked three places where we usually access the snowmobile trails but there had been  little or no activity so we headed to Walden  to try our luck there. We started from the parking area at the end of Tamarack Trail on the Loop Trail where  there had been both skiers and walkers so not too bad walking that section. We met a skier and his dog and they were the only others about today. When we got to the old rail bed there were only ski tracks heading north and  we went south where there were only a set of  tracks from before the last snow.



Once we passed the turn off for the snowmobile trail there were no tracks ( the skier had taken the snowmobile trail) and it became more of a plod.



 After a bit we gave it up and turned back because I didn't want Kelley to overdo it.

She did manage to find some water.


We went to the snowmobile trail which Kelley likes to take ( I don't know why, but she always turns there-or tries to. We then took a short unnamed trail back to the Loop Trail and back to our car.

 Along the way I found more weeds.





We only did an hour and a quarter but it was somewhat strenuous so I think we got our exercise- Kelley did not hesitate this time about getting in the car.

The next few days don't look good for us.

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Friday
Snow. Snow freezing rain and sleet in the afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Ice accumulation around a trace. Highs in the lower 30s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
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Friday Night
Freezing rain...snow and sleet likely in the evening...then freezing rain and sleet likely after midnight. Additional snow and sleet accumulation up to 1 inch possible. Total snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches. Ice accumulation around a trace. Lows in the lower 20s. East winds around 5 mph...becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
snow
Saturday
Cloudy. A chance of freezing rain...sleet and snow in the morning...then freezing rain, sleet and rain mixed likely in the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation. Highs in the mid 20s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
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Saturday Night
Freezing rain and light sleet in the evening... then freezing rain and sleet after midnight. Light sleet accumulation. Lows in the lower 20s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
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Sunday
Freezing rain, sleet, and snow in the morning...then freezing rain and sleet in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
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Sunday Night
Freezing rain and sleet likely. Lows in the mid 20s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.



The weather people are often wrong and we are hoping this is one of those times.


2 comments:

  1. Oh boy, you are gonna be hit with the snowy weather! I still wish our mountains would get some. The ski area I go to has a measly 24" base. Ugh!

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    1. Hi Linda - the worst part is the ice and rain mixed in, I am not a skier- 24 inches sounds like a lot to me.

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