Monday, May 31, 2010

Our White World

We didn't want to wait any longer, we just had to see how the cabin made it through the harsh Sierra winter at 9600'.
The main road was plowed but not the dirt track that leads to our place.  This was as far as we could drive.  It was only about 200' over the snow.
Fortunately, there wasn't a lot of snow piled in front of the door.  As far as we could tell there is no damage.  Until the water is turned on we won't know about any plumbing problems, there are often some surprises.
We took a walk up to the resort and were pleased to find it open for the season.  I had food to last us a couple of days but no ice cream.  Hubby might go into withdrawel but for the ice cream they had on sale.
I inquired of the owner how the summer was shaping up.  She said this was the first year that she had not been fully booked
We checked out the lake across from the resort.  It's just beginning to thaw.  Too soft for ice fishing, to solid for fly fishing; the fishermen will just have to wait a bit longer.
This little guy is impatient for the season to start.  Where are all those vacationers?  He can beg as much as he wants, I won't feed him.
We had some snow flurries during our stay at the cabin and more fell on our way home.  The sign said "carry chains".  Who carries chains at the end of May?  We hadn't expected snow but it didn't stick on the road and we have all season tires on our 4-wheel drive so there was no problem.
More views of the world can be found at That's My World !, hosted for us by
Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.

21 comments:

Ania said...

What? Winter, snow? I know we live on different continents but that's a lot of winter for May!

Carver said...

What a great place you have for a cabin. I'm glad there didn't appear to be much winter damage. Amazing to still have that much snow in May.

eileeninmd said...

Your photos are beautiful and the scenery iis lovely. BUT Snow? All I can say is that I am happy it is not here. We had more than our fair share this past winter.

Grandma Diane AZ said...

All that white stuff in May, so hard to believe! Looks like that adorable squirrel-like creature is dressed appropriately for the weather in his nice plush coat.

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely place you have! Glad there wasn't any damage -- at least not obvious damage! But wow! snow! and it's almost June! Amazing. Glad there was some ice cream available!!! Have a great week, Martha!

Sylvia

Al said...

That looks like a gorgeous place for a cabin. We live at 7,500' elevation and we can (occasionally) see snow at our house in late May and even into June. But last week we've been in the 80s instead.

Ebie said...

My office mate often tells me stories about their camping at Virginia Lakes. It is pretty.

Hehehe, rest assured, I can't be carrying chains, scared to drive up the mountains.

EG Wow said...

It must be quite a shock to drive from the warmth below up to the snow above!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Such beauty though hard to imagine at the end of May. Little squirrely looks hungry to me :D

katney said...

I am not surprised you were eager to go to the cabin. Reverse Cabin Fever???

We still have the chains in the car, but probably from ennui rather than forethought.

The sign at Paradise Visitor Center said: "Wether Today: Snow and Rain. Tomorrow: Rain and Snow.

Ohanapecosh was wet wet wet. We had campground neighbors about whom our mouths were agape more than once. A good weekend all in all.

Mama Zen said...

I'm glad that you didn't have any damage!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Martha: That is amazing, never think of snow at this time of year.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, 9600 ft. And I thought I lived at the top of the world. So glad we don't have that much snow, anymore. Such a beautiful forest. What kind of trees?

Lara Neusiedler said...

wow, so much snow! we are picking up the cherries here :)...

Spiderdama said...

Looks like a great place! I`m happy to not have any more snow here:-)
Wish you a nice day!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Its hard to imagine snow while sitting here with the A/C on at 6:30 AM.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm so glad you posted about your summer (?) cabin -- since you answered my question about it, I have been wondering about it. Beautiful place -- brave of you to tackle it this early in the season. Hope all is well with the plumbing.

fredamans said...

Snow in May... now June kills me....

I live in Central Canada and hear the jokes about how cold it is here... funny, I've had the AC on for over a week, and yet parts of the states and western Canada has gotten snow.

Great shots!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Beautiful place! Glad you found no damage. I'm always hesitant when going back to check on our place in AZ...you never know what waits!

Paulie said...

Thanks for the snow scenes! Gave me my snow rush I lack here. You are really prepared for just about anything, it seems!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Crazy Sierras! All our field sites are flooded now because of the snow melt. But...it sure is pretty!