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Re: Fall is here

#206294 1 year, 10 months ago
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Zunostar wrote:
Making the annual Pumpkin Ale tomorrow. Looks to be 66 and sunny here in Charlotte. GD/Furthur playing on the sound system and watching the Gamecocks vs. Gators. Brats on the grill. Fall in Charlotte is outstanding!


That does sound really nice.

Started to snow in the WA mountains on Monday (6,000 feet and above) and now has dropped own the 3,000 foot level. Yep, 3k......which at last check is way below the city of Denver......or Salt Lake. Fall changes quickly to winter in the mountains around here which is just the way we like it. Skiing is just around the corner!!

On Wed afternoon/eve though was dry and a great oppportunity to blow a pile of leaves. Leaf blowing in somewhat cathartic and I could have probably made a pile twice this size if it wasnt getting so darn dark around 7 PM. Made me think of the Peanuts cartoons and jumping in.......lol.
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Re: Fall is here

#206666 1 year, 10 months ago
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Just in case you all thought I was crazy about the snow this weekend, check out this picture from yesterday afternoon. A beautiful combination of white snow, deep green Evergreens and then a touch of yellow in the foreground to add the fall colors.

Pic if of Mt. Si, which sits at 4400 feet in the Snoqualmie Valley.This is what I look at everyday.........
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Re: Fall is here

#206670 1 year, 10 months ago
We went camping last weekend at 11k feet and got stuck in 8 inches of sloppy snow. Luckily it mostly melted by the time we left.

Nice pic Griff! Looks real nice out your way!
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Re: Fall is here

#206673 1 year, 10 months ago
I really enjoy seeing all the pictures of seasonal change in various areas! please keep them coming. In south Fla we have alot of different types of trees that bloom/drop leaves different times of the year here, but it's still summer here. I love seeing pictures of all the maples, bradford pears, and oaks turning magnificent colors
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Re: Fall is here

#206674 1 year, 10 months ago
Took a scenic fall drive & did some hiking yesterday and it started to snow.... went from fall to winter in an hour!
It was really snowy and cold at the higher elevations. Beautiful to see the white snow on the black lava fields but I am not ready for winter yet!!

Edit: I think non-Facebook people can use this link to see some photos from yesterday:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152176116915394.920744.633150393&type=1&l=5f932aa4b1
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Re: Fall is here

#207045 1 year, 10 months ago
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Denver Man wrote:
We went camping last weekend at 11k feet and got stuck in 8 inches of sloppy snow. Luckily it mostly melted by the time we left.

Nice pic Griff! Looks real nice out your way!


Lol........I didnt think it ever snowed wet snow in CO DenverMan??? Everytime I go ski in CO the snow is so dry and light that I dont even get wet storm skiing. Love it!!!!

Yep, the Snoqualmie Valley is pretty amazing. Just 20 more minutes east is the Pass, and 2200 vertical feet of great, steep big mountan skiing. Here is a pic of the Alpental Valley last NYE.

Great pics Cindy!! That is a awesome contrast between the white snow and black flow. Love the VW Van Pumpkin too......that is a first for me and really original.

Also, for those that like skiing, click on the link below of me and my boy (15 at the time) skiing a steep chute at Alpental with a little "The Other One" from 9/24/11 as the sound track:

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Re: Fall is here

#207077 1 year, 10 months ago
In the dead of winter yes you are right the snow is dry as a bone. But in spring/fall the snow is super wet. We got a big sloppy wet snowstorm about this time last year that destroyed all of my trees.
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Re: Fall is here

#207105 1 year, 10 months ago
Denver Man wrote:
In the dead of winter yes you are right the snow is dry as a bone. But in spring/fall the snow is super wet. We got a big sloppy wet snowstorm about this time last year that destroyed all of my trees.


Wow. That is no fun at all. Amazing how nature can just wipe things out at will. I lost a bunch of trees last year to an ice storm and 9 years ago to a wind storm that funneled 90 mph winds through the Valley.

The total trade off of living in the mountains...........beautiful with unreal scenery and so much to do outdoors.........yet some real nasty weather from time to time that rarely happens in the lowlands.
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