January through March, 2019

Back in Bozeman, son Dan and friend Matt arrived to visit and do some skiing. Dan and Gary went skiing in -9°F temperatures and did manage to do 10 runs, with frequent breaks in the lodge to warm up. At the end of February we had 3 straight days of below zero temperatures, heavy snow and high wind. In these conditions, it is pointless to plow the driveway or shovel the walk since snow drifts back in within minutes. (That bare space out the front door has been scoured by the wind.) Plowing only adds to the height of the snowbanks, making the next set of drifts even deeper. In these conditions we plow a narrow path if someone needs to leave and have them call before returning so we can plow a new path to get back up.