Winter 2012-2013 started with an explosion! The weekend before Christmas, I didn’t think it would ever stop snowing!
We were skiing, snow shoeing, and gearing up for a winter full of sporty fun! Thank goodness it was so cold in January and February because we didn’t get any more snow to celebrate! But the skiing still remained great due to the below freezing temperatures.
I love this picture of Action out cross-country skiing with me! Tahoe Donner Cross Country won my heart this year when they opened up two trails: Cup of Tea and Piece of Cake for dogs! Granted we had to ski them three times in order to tire Action and me out….but at least I didn’t have to leave him behind at home or in the car.
I had a knee injury about a month ago which began with my slipping on the ice putting out the garbage in early January. My sensitive knee just didn’t have what it takes to withstand a couple of more falls during the next month or so and I had to move into major knee rehabilitation. Now that I am feeling frisky again, the snow is gone!
Those of us that live in and love the mountains are now doing rain dances…anything to keep our water levels up and our beautiful mountain Paradise healthy and green for the summer.
I’m back in the swimming pool and am hopeful that I’ll have what it takes to swim across Donner Lake this summer for my fourth time. The event is in early August and I don’t think water temperature is going to be a problem this year. The snow melt should be long gone by then and the temperatures nice and warm. Now we just have to do those water dances that will keep Donner Lake at a healthy depth for swimming and boating through the fall.
Life for me is fantastic on the Truckee River. It is lower than usual also, but the sound is magical! Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for an amazing Spring 2013!
TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE AND THE WEATHER IN TRUCKEE, CA….that seems to be all that the locals are talking about. It makes sense when you think about it. Truckee is a resort town so the bulk of our commerce comes from second homeowners and the ski industry. How long has it been since we have had a really really good storm? It seems to me it was back in October, 2011 when we got a huge dump of snow and all started bracing ourselves for what we thought would be a repeat of the winter of 2010-2011.
Today I look out of my window at the office and it looks like Spring. We all know March and April could be turn around months for us, but as far as the local economy, the season is lost. But, we could certainly use any sort of precipitation so believe me, rain or snow is much better than shine!! By the way, I always check with the Northstar Weather Blog to see what the upcoming forecast looks like.
And what about the Truckee real estate? Our inventory is so low it is difficult to give a buyer a lot of choices. The short sales and the bank owned properties are discouraging any standard sale from coming on the market unless a seller really needs to move on. For a second homeowner seller, that urgency might not be there. So if he or she can wait, of course that is what they will do. Surprisingly, the market is definitely picking up. I had multiple offers last week on a listing and received over list because it seemed over the President’s Weekend a lot of buyers who weren’t skiing decided with such fantastic prices they better get into the game and find a house. But for the one buyer that got the deal, there is another buyer who didn’t and is looking with not much to choose from. So to any potential sellers out there in the Truckee real estate area, give me a call! We need more listings!!
Dinny Evans, Realtor