The Storm was forecast, but I still wasn’t ready for it. When it says 80% chance of snow, you can be sure it will up here.
When I left the house around 8:00 a.m. to go to the campground, I could see the angry, stormy sky. I had been thinking all summer that we would have an early snow, because it has been a relatively cool and wet summer. Still, I was hoping it wouldn’t happen until after we left for the season.
The rain started soon after I got to work. Cold, cold rain. It wasn’t long after that that the snow started.
By the time I went to do the 10:00 a.m. rounds, the parking lot at the campground was covered with snow.
It seems that just last week these Aspens were at their peak, glowing yellow. Yesterday in the snow, they provided a bit of color in the stark white world.
By late morning, the snow had stopped for a bit. The trail to the campfire program amphitheater led the way into a foggy forest.
Whenever we have bad weather at the North Rim, it seems we have campers leaving in droves. These tenters weren’t chased away though. I have to admit, if I was the one camping in a tent, I’d be on my way outta here.
That’s my truck across the parking lot, covered with snow. The forecast temperature was 46 for the high, but I don’t think it got much over 33 all day.
This was looking out the back door of the campground kiosk at lunch time. The yellow of the aspens was shining through the snow covered ponderosa pines.
When I drove home for lunch at noon, this was the scene over by fee office.
And when I got home for lunch, the fog and snow hid the view of the canyon.
Late in the afternoon, the sun peeked out for a bit, and made the ice covered pines sparkle.It snowed off and on all day and half the night, but by this morning the snow was mostly gone. There isn’t any more in the forecast before we leave. I’m glad. It may be beautiful, but working in it is no fun.