This is what winter in Seattle offers for those of us who foolishly risk Seasonal Affective Disorder and Vitamin D deficiency - snow! Mary and I went for my first foray into the mountains (yikes!) since Thanksgiving and were rewarded with a perfect day - quiet, fresh fluffy snow, and just enough of it to be fun.
I finally made it to Annette Lake - the trail crosses some major avalanche paths so is unsafe and sometimes unfindable for much of the winter. We brought snowshoes but didn't need to use them, preferring instead to enjoy the feeling of ankle-to-knee-deep powder. Fun! Plus I re-found a great hat I'd forgotten about, which added to the ridiculousness.
And now it's snowing in Seattle for the second time in a week! Totally uncharacteristic - it's usually warm here next to the water with plenty of snow in the mountains - but nice because of that. Won't be biking today - work is going to be interesting!