The first snow of the season came down on Thursday, and while I know many of your were groaning others were celebrating. Well at least I was out celebrating, as I didn't see anyone else out on the trails. But that was their loss because conditions were very skiable. I got out on the Southern Lights Loop at Carey Lake and found the trail to be well cleared, no trees or brush was on the trail. And the snow had covered up the trail with the exception of under some of the bigger pines.
I would say about 3 inches of snow had fallen during the day and was all done falling by the time I got out there. Most of the snow was untouched, however there were several spots where the deer had ventured across the trail. About halfway through my loop two does jumped out onto the trail and after a couple of bounds exited into the brush on the otherside. I also had a low flying, honking, flock of geese go over head later in my ski.
Lets hope there will be plenty of snow to leave tracks in this winter!