Last weekend, Andy and I decided to take a drive up to the mountains where we’d potentially like to move. It’s been a few months since we were up there. Since it would be such a different lifestyle change, we’re trying to go up there as often as possible to get a realistic view of what it would be like. If we decide to move, life in the Winter mountains is definitely going to be a challenge!
We were surprised to see how much snow was actually up there. Most of the main roads are plowed, and the snow drifts are almost as tall as me. We still can’t get to the property we’re interested in (because it’s not on a plowed road), but we were able to drive through the canyon.
In the past, this area has been more of a vacation place where people build cabins for Summer use. We’ve been told that more and more people are staying through the Winter as well, so maybe it will eventually all be plowed. We did see some people snowmobiling and cross country skiing up while we were up there.
It’s just beautiful, and seeing some of the buried cabins reminds me of the quote by Henry David Thoreau that says, “In Winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drift.” Only in this case, instead of cottages under drift, the cabins are under drift! Check out some of these pictures that show how much snow is up there!?!?!
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