Yesterday was the coldest day I’ve seen since I spent last winter in Minnesota.
Technically, it was 9 degrees, but windchill put it around -7. It wasn’t much warmer this morning when I started my car and cleared away the snow, which seemed to be the consistency of sand. Thankfully, my car has all-wheel drive and I made it through all the icy dunes on my way to work.
This is my first January in Juneau. Everyone says this winter is weird; temps have averaged between 34 and 38 degrees during the day. Normally, it at least stays below freezing and snow covers everything. It does still snow a bunch, but melts within a couple days.
I’ve had a hard time getting motivated to get “out the road” where I could be snowshoeing or skiing. In town, it’s about 5 degrees warmer than non-town areas along the road. This means there’s snow out there, but when it feels like March on a daily basis in town, my subconscious doesn’t want to accept that it’s still January.
The forecast is a high of 27 tomorrow, and then highs of 39, 41, 42, 39, 37 the rest of the week.
Hiking it is.