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No doubt, this has not been the coldest winter ever. This week treated us to a couple of episodes of good old vanilla winter weather.

Monday found us with beautifully groomed corduroy surface to ski on with warm temperatures and beautiful blue skies.

Rain forecast for overnight into Thursday morning turned to snow before it was time to get up. Mentally prepared for another day of skiing in the rain, it was nice to leave the rain gear home as dawn greeted us with a couple of inches of snow.

By the time chores were done and the mountain opened, several additional inches of snow had fallen. It took a couple of runs, but feet and legs remembered how to turn in soft whiteness that, depending upon velocity, clouded up over boot tops teasing knees and thighs.

Floating through that cloud made the day, which eventually gave way from steady snow to periodic squalls that alternated hiding and revealing newly coated hills.

Joy, bliss!

Mount Ararat

Wikipedia reports:
Mount Ararat is a mountain located in the Pennsylvania villages of Belmont Corners and Orson. Its summit, which is in Orson, is the highest point in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, and one of the higher points in eastern Pennsylvania. Mount Ararat is located in the Glaciated Low Plateaus geological section of Pennsylvania. This section is characterized with low rolling hills and modest relief. This summit is of low relief but stands as a peak above the countryside.

The west and north sides of Mount Ararat drain into the East Branch of the Lackawanna River, thence into the Susquehanna River, and into Chesapeake Bay. The east side of Ararat drains into the West Branch of the Lackawaxen River, thence into the Delaware River, and into Delaware Bay.