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The Trail Not Taken

The parking lot overflowed with cars — 150 to be exact.  Driving around in circles, finally we spotted an empty spot.  Everywhere I looked, people were putting on skis, or putting on snowshoes.  It was going to be a busy day at Brainard Lake. An hour later, I wouldn’t have…

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The Historic Bomb Cyclone Recap

Whenever the Weather Service forecasts a “big” snowstorm, I tend to be skeptical.  Mainly because many of their forecasts are busts, and I’m greatly disappointed.  Also, a lot of our bigger snowstorms haven’t been forecast until hours before the storm.  As Mark Twain, “Climate’s what you expect, weather’s what you…

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When to get a new pet….after your old one dies

Twenty years ago I adopted Maya.  It all happened quite spontaneously. While living in Lake Tahoe, I told my friend Jackie how much I loved dogs.  Jackie volunteered at the Humane Society and convinced me to come look at a dog she was sure I would love.  Reluctantly, I stopped…

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Porcupines

“It’s on your left as you ride the chairlift.  It’s towards the top of the tree.” What is it? Finally, I caught sight of “it.”  A brown and black blob of quills clinging to the trunk of a fir tree near the top.  Ever so slowly, it started to creep…

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