The SkiZer found himself in “save” mode during Day 2 of the season.
With heavy snow falling at Paradise on Mount Rainier, the SkiZer had high hopes for a backcountry powder day. That fantasy was quickly erased when a ranger at Longmire delivered the news that the road to Paradise wouldn’t be opening — too much snow.
Two feet of powder had fallen overnight at Paradise, and crews couldn’t keep up with the dump.
Oh well. Longmire would have to do, and it wasn’t bad. About eight inches new covered the National Park tourist complex, and the SkiZer quickly threw on the Nordic skis for a sojourn on some back roads.
It wasn’t a powder day at Paradise, but it would do for a workout.
Day 2: Longmire Nordic
- Distance skied: 12K
- Season total: 12K