We had another storm yesterday. The weather guessers said, snow level down to 2000 feet, rain in the valley, heavy at times, and wind 25 to 35 mph with gusts nearing 50 mph.
Here's how it went. Rained all day. Wind blew like crazy. Shoreman hugged the wood stove. I took my wife to work with the intention that if it snowed all day, I could pick her up and put the chains on the car so she wouldn't have to, just to get home. Well, like I said above, it rained all day and she finally had enough of the wind and rain in town that she called me to come pick her up at 4:00 pm. Half hour down to town (in the rain), pick her up, and a half hour back. Simple enough.
Four miles from home, it started snowing. This is on what's called Rams Horn Grade. Two miles of uphill, to climb 1000 feet in elevation. You get the picture. Did I put on the chains? Oh hell no, why would I do that for 4 miles. By the time we got home, there was two inches of snow on the ground and it's a good thing the road to the house is downhill, because if it was uphill, I would have had to chain up to get in. As it was, I had to chain up to get out this morning. We had six inches last night. Boy, this winter thing is getting old. Can't wait to get my truk back. Oh yeh, more to come tonight.
OK enough of that. Did you see the Outdooress post? http://www.outdooress.com/. I won the 100th post thank you gift. Me, the guy that NEVER wins anything. Wow, I'm honored. Since Mike over at http://www.troutrageous.com/ did a post on the fly box he got from Joel at "A Year On The Fly"
http://ayearonthefly.blogspot.com/ I decided to get one of Joel's prints. I've picked the place of honor, where it will hang in the nerve center of Northern California Trout. I'll take a photo and show you guys when it's ready to go.
My truck is still in the shop. Problems with replacement parts that the repair shop got, rejected, and had to order new ones. So it's taking a little longer that they anticipated. Should have it back on Tuesday. By then I'll be ready to get back to fishing. By then, I'll be ready to do ANYTHING away from the house. Oh, I forgot to mention, I fixed the snow blower. Managed to work the rock behind the auger up to a hole and got it out with a pair of needle nose pliers. Works fine now. I spent several hours clearing the 6 inches of snow off the drive this morning.
One more thing. The ski resort at Donner Pass (You know, the Donner Party got trapped up there and all that) which is 7085 feet at the parking lot has had 57 feet (yeh, feet) of snow as of day before yesterday. That's a whole lot of trout water once it melts.
That's it for now. Until next time.