October through December, 2017

After the big snow at the beginning of November we had a warm spell that melted everything. The prospects for a white Christmas looked bleak for a while, but about a week into December it started to snow — to the point we had record snowfall for the month of December. Setting up our own tubing hill was no problem.

The elk were notable by their absence in late December. We think the heavy snowfall has driven them to lower elevations. This is likely to be a difficult year for the elk, as the heavy snow in early November knocked down much of what forage was left from a dry summer.

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