Last Monday (12/1) the county locked the gate at the trail head and officially closed our road for the season. We three caretakers and billy shuttled the Subaru down there the day before because it had been snowing heavily all weekend. We got it out just in time.
Since then I've been hitting the skis nearly every day. The last time I cross countried was twenty years ago. I went up and around the valley trying to work up my endurance for what will be a three and a half mile trip to town that is my commute to civilization for the next six months.