Pumpkins, Snow, & Rainbows

Pumpkins, Snow, & Rainbows

Are we not overdue? Depending on how you see the glass, we have now gone three years in a row without a true Sierra winter. Three years! It seems like a lifetime. Throughout this summer I have avoided all news of warmer ocean temperatures and shifting patterns and currents because my poor heart simply can't stand any more disappointment.

That said, the weekend's Halloween storm was a most welcome surprise. Mammoth went from bare-bones-naked to 16" of snow in 24 hours. SoCal resorts came up empty, but Gorgonio caught a piece of it. Will there be more? I am trying to empty my mind of all expectations. What will be will be. But we did get a very pretty rainbow down here. It's a start.

— November 3, 2014

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

Dan Conger November 4, 2014 at 4:40 am

Can't wait to make some turns!