On April 2nd, I posted (here) how blah this past winter was with a relative lack of snow. I also posted about misconceptions about the Catskills which mentioned the unpredictability of weather (I did that here).
Well, to prove my point Mother Nature has graced us with a spring snowstorm on April 4th. As I write this post we are at about 5 inches on the ground and the snow is still falling steadily. Why am I writing about this? To prove a point.
The Catskills (or any mountain range) are not to be taken lightly. Only a few days ago the temperatures were in the low 60’s and in a few days it will be in the 50’s again. This is life in the mountains.
The famed naturalist John Burroughs put it well regarding the end of winter:
But he will not abdicate without a struggle.
Maybe, just maybe, we can get out for one more romp in the snow. But I’m going to complain again, I hope winter is over with this snow and we can start enjoying the warmth of spring. Yup, I’m fickle.
Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist.