Six months really isn’t a very long time … but when it comes
to attitude, it can seem like a lifetime.
remember back to last October when everyone was religiously studying the SnoTel
site on the Natural Resources Conservation Page website to see how much snow was
accumulating at the higher elevations.
various chat rooms and social pages to see who was riding and where. We posted
the comments like “lucky dog” or “I wish my riding area could get that kind of
snow” and we expressed our jealousies and vowed that when the first flake of
snow fell, we were calling in sick and hitting the mountain.
all six months ago. The most important thing in our life was snow. We wanted
it, we searched for it, and we vowed that when it came we were going to be all
came. We rode. We enjoyed. And then we did something very interesting: We quit
happened in those six months? What turned us from diehard sledders to lawnmower
Did we just
get sick of snowmobiling? Impossible. Did we ride so much that, like after a
Thanksgiving feast, we just couldn’t stand another scoop of the mash potatoes?
Did we just
forget about the snow once the roads in the valley dried up and the lingering
drifts melted? More than likely.
But if you
take the time to go to those coveted SnoTel sites to check out the snow depths,
you may find there is still more snow in the high country than there was in
January during the heart of winter.
With weather getting warmer, you tend to forget about what you love to do
during the winter and start looking at what you love to do during the summer …
although you can’t quite do that because it’s not quite summer.
we sit around waiting for summer, we’re wasting a lot of time that we could
still be enjoying winter. And yet, in six months, we’ll likely be back to the
routine of checking out SnoTel and searching out the social media to see who’s
April. There’s at least four more weeks of winter somewhere within a two hour
drive (if you live in the West). Let’s
lose the attitude and find some altitude. After all, we really only need five
months of summer.