It was a beautiful, sunny first day of spring in Seattle yesterday. But I packed up the car and the dogs and drove to snowy Snoqualmie Pass. Celebrating the Spring equinox snowshoeing with the dogs seemed like a perfect way to bid farewell to an odd winter and welcome a new season. We had such a strange winter in the mountains of our part of the Pacific Northwest. There was unseasonably early snow that washed away with a mass of warm rain. Then we had a long cold but extremely dry spell. And eventually we had so much snow in such a short period of time that avalanches were dangerously prevalent. So now that the avalanche and road closure risks have lessened, it seemed time for Wilhelm, Brychwyn, Huxley and I to spend some time in the mountains. Even if it was the first day of spring.
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