Dum-dah-dum-dum-dum... there goes the nice soft cold snow thanks to the skyrocketing temperatures today, reaching the upper 30's at the top of the mountain. Down low it was not pretty. It was 60 degrees warmer at the base area than it was one week ago at sunrise. Ouch.
The rule of the day was beware of the roof-alanches at home (keep the dogs inside!) and the warming slopes in the mountains. The only (sort-of) good thing was the end to the constant wind of the past 4-5 days.
This is about this time in the winter when you go home and get work done, rest, and prepare for the inevitable return of the powder!