In my world you can’t have winter without a little snow. Three weeks ago the mountains got dumped on big time. In less than an hour I can be at 10,000′. Unless the road is closed.
On Sunday the 22nd we tried to go up the road to Mt. Lemmon to play in the snow but the road was still closed. On Sunday the 29th we thought about trying again but due to heavy congestion the road was being monitored and not everyone was allowed to go up.
I was not to be deterred. On Monday’s my son gets out of school early. (I have no idea why this is but it is convenient for scheduling dentist appointments, going to the library and running some errands.) So this Monday was our snow day! The road was open and dry with snow appearing around 6000′. For a Monday afternoon there was a lot of traffic. We decided to stop at ~7500′ at Rose Canyon Lake as the snow there was plentiful enough. Yes it was over 50° but with all the snow it felt cold enough to be winter.
When we came home it was still over 70° but we had hot cocoa anyway. And lasagna for dinner, pretending we needed a warming hearty meal after a good romp in the snow. Winter desert style, we take what we can get.