Two Nor’easters – Six Days W/O Power!

In the past week,  a powerful storm caused high winds with heavy rain. A few days later, a second cyclonic-like storm hit us again with high winds, colder temperatures and heavy snow. Thousands of trees and utility lines were brought down, paralyzing the region. Here are some “front door” views from our home in northern New Jersey.

Note: There are two cars in the above image, below center. Nearly two feet (60 cm) of snow fell in a little over 12 hours.

As usual, thanks for visiting. Click on or finger-stretch images to zoom in, and comments are always encouraged. M 🙂

Golfing in Snow – at Zero (F.) Degrees!

25 years ago this week, in 1993, we came across this guy at the Sagamore Resort above Lake George, New York. We were sledding and cross-country skiing (or at least trying,) and HE….was apparently frozen stiff!

The wind-chill temperature on the mountain above Lake George was 0 (F,) (-18C.)!

As always, click on the image for a closer look and if you see his golf ball, contact The Samaore Resort, Bolton Landing, N.Y.                Comments are encouraged…

“Winter View from Deck,” Guest Contributor – Judy

 

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The breathtaking view of this morning’s pristine snowfall was beautifully captured by our neighbor just after the clouds cleared, and moments before it effectively disappeared with the warmth of the sun and accompanying breezes. 

My gratitude to Judy for allowing us to share her image as a guest contributor.

As usual,  thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

The Woods and The Snow

 

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Whose woods these are I think I know. (mine)
His house is (…behind me) though;
He will not see me stopping here (?)
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

Images taken 10/13/15 and today, 2/5/16.

(Published without permission, but gratitude to Robert Frost.)

As usual, click on the images for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

UTAH: Great Salt Lake and Wasatch Mts – Day One

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My previous post was a prelude to this short series highlighting our recent four day adventure to Utah. Along with my son, daughter and seven year old grandson, we would experience a memorable, whirlwind adventure.

Please click on any of the images for a closer look.

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My daughter, and grandson on the edge of the Great Salt Lake. She tasted and confirmed the water was indeed… SALTY. The 1700 sq. mile (4400 sq. km) lake is relatively shallow and fish-less. This lookout is from the marina just west of the city. (1:50 PM)
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Passing through Salt Lake City, the pretty Wasatch Mountains dominate the cloud laden South East. We were  heading to Park City. (2:15 PM)
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Park City is a major winter skiing resort and summertime hiking hub.  (3:10 PM)

 

 

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The entire network of ski trails are now accessible right from downtown. This being the “shoulder” season between summer and winter, it’s open for hikers. The first snow of the season is visible on the grass.    (3:17 PM)
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The Wastach Mountains, near Sundance, Utah (4:37 PM)
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A  short distance up a winding alpine road, (Rt. 92,) is the trail head for 11,752 ft. (3580 m.) Mt Timpanogos, a spectacular but difficult 14 mile (22 km) RT climb which I had partially explored and nearly froze on, some years earlier. (5:09 PM)
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The Little Provo River winds through Robert Redford’s charming and impressive lodge in Sundance. It was a little after local sunset. (5:28 PM)
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Warming by the open fire-pit, we would shortly relax with dinner in the lodge and continue another 2 1/2 hours to Moab for the night. 

 

Day two will follow shortly.

Thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome. M 🙂