snow gates? What on earth is a snow gate?



hiking up the muddy mountain :)

hiking up the muddy mountain ๐Ÿ™‚

So being from Alaska I have grown up used to a fair amount of snow. Try ย snowiest town in America on for size ๐Ÿ˜‰ So when Thompson Pass (the only way into my hometown) is closed due to an avalanche blocking the road you KNOW it’s gonna be closed. There’s no mistaking that it is crazy outside and you shouldn’t be driving anywhere. So with that in mind we decided to go up to Glenshee to find some snow and go sledding! We started driving after checking that the webcams looked good and the weather forecast was saying snow! Not too surprisingly, it was raining when we started driving and there was a massive amount of flooding all during the drive. But we were hopeful!

Our little sledding patch :)

Our little sledding patch ๐Ÿ™‚

We kept driving hoping to start seeing snow topping the mountains. Unfortunately we only saw rain, flooding, and puddles on the road.

A few miles away from the top of Glenshee we saw some flashing blue lights behind us so we decided to let them pass….not 15 seconds up the road they stopped and pulled these gates closed over the road saying Police Road Closed….so that’s what a snow gate is….not hardly a drop of snow in sight! But apparently the weather can change quite quickly up at the top of the mountain and it was snowy up there….we couldn’t have guessed ๐Ÿ˜› So we decided that we were going sledding that day! And we weren’t gonna let lack of snow or stupid snow gates keep us out! So we headed up a muddy mountain in search of snow and found it! Might not have been much but it was enough to go sledding on ๐Ÿ™‚ We succeeded! Take that snow gates ๐Ÿ˜‰

Me and my sledding buddies

Me and my sledding buddies

Managed to find enough snow to sled on :)

Managed to find enough snow to sled on ๐Ÿ™‚

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