On Friday, October 30, 2020, we woke up to snow. It had started in the early hours and was due to continue until noon. The early snowfall had already dusted everything around our mountain cottage:
We enjoy winter hikes and snowshoes, but it is difficult to do them often because we are not comfortable camping in our RV where we might encounter deep snow. The last time we had a chance to snowshoe was near Prescott, Arizona in February 2019 where, hunkered down from a large storm that only produced rain where we camped in Salome, Arizona, we drove our Jeep two hours or so to enjoy the fresh, deep powder in the mountains near Prescott (see our blog entry, "Postholing in Snowizona"). One of the reasons we decided to shelter from Covid in the Poconos of Pennsylvania was to have a chance to enjoy the snow just outside our door. This first snowy hike at Tobyhanna Lake offered a good omen for that!