Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A Tale of Two Mountains
The higher we went, the colder it got, going from 36° at home to 30° at the top of the mountain. The road hadn't been plowed yet, and we were thankful for four-wheel drive as we drove through half frozen snow. I had to laugh at the 55 mph speed limit sign!
By now we had come down off Lookout Mountain, gone south on I-59 (where often one lane was obscured by snow despite 36° temperatures), and gone up Sand Mountain, where Leahaven is located, down to 32° temperatures and icy roads.
It took more than the usual hour to get to Leahaven this time, but we arrived safely to find a pristine one-tenth mile of untouched snow between the county road and the house. Once again, we were thankful for four-wheel drive.