Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Not Summer Yet

A couple of days ago I snapped a photo of a relatively typical westbound California Zephyr. What isn't typical is what's on the mountains this late in the year.

Amtrak and May Snow

As of the day I took this, and also as of this morning, there are still pockets of snow on the peaks of the Pah Rah Mountains. While that's not unusual for the Sierra Nevada range west of here, in my experience I think the snow is usually gone by this time of the year. It snows just how much snow fell up there and how it hasn't yet warmed enough to melt all of it.

I'm not complaining about the cooler weather keeping the snow from melting in the mountains, not at all. Summer is my least-liked season here. Fortunately, we usually skip multiple weeks of it with our Westercon and Worldcon trips.
Tags: amtrak, fernley, snow, weather
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