The Un-Winter

What a winter, huh? I should say non-winter actually. Makes me reflect back to the winter I spent working in the lumber yard in Boston. We had something like 86 inches of snow that year. Certainly more snow then I had ever seen in my life. Every snow storm meant that all the lumber yard employees had to shovel the yard out. I lost 40 pounds that first year, mostly from shoveling snow.

This winter we've been able to hike into wilderness areas that are normally restricted to spring/summer hiking because of the snow cover that should to be there. There should be so much snow that the trail is impossible to follow. Not the case this year.

Makes me feel a little sorry for all my familial East Coasters who have done their fair share of snow shoveling. At least you guys are getting buff by default, right?