March 08, 2001
The End is Near!
I think it may well be time for the priest. I don't know when the hill will
actually close, but I have a feeling that for the first time my season might
end before the lifts close. Its not that I didn't have fun skiing today or that
there weren't good turns to be had, but one has to be ever more vigilant for
rocks and other nasties and at some point it just won't seem worth the risk
to one's skis and body. Now I am rather pessimistic by nature, but in recent
days I have been hearing words like horrible and awful describing the conditions
in lift chair conversations. That seems a bit harsh to me, but if you are a
visitor and don't know just how to pick your spots, I could see how that might
be a fair assessment.
The fact our men's day group set a record for an early arrival at the bar today and next week's get together is rather in doubt pretty much sums up the situation.
It did cloud over today and is supposed to be cloudy for the next several days,
which will help put off the ravages of the sun. However by the time I got home
tonight it had started to rain and an ominous warm wind was blowing. At six
thirty it is 5 C and raining very gently at the house.