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!