Sunday, March 04, 2007

Snow shadows...

Ever see snow shadows before?

I did today on the top of Hankey Mountain on a ride with James. West Virginia relinquished some of its snow and we found ourselves climbing the fire road in a snow shower. It left a fine dusting of powdery dryness on the forest floor. As we rounded the gate at the end of the fire road to begin riding the trail, the sun greeted our cold faces. As we are riding the single track , I saw that we were riding over long strips of snow. It wasn't until I stopped and looked at them, that I realized they were snow shadows from the trees. The sun didn't melt all of the snow and left some on the lee side of the trees.

It's the little things like seeing snow shadows on top of a mountain that makes cycling great...


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