If y’all wouldn’t mind giving the aforementioned a quick text and let him know that this sudden change in our beautiful, 350-sunshine-day a year is not well-appreciated.
Though we do suppose that the 15 day window between our sunshine days and total days in the year is where anything can (and quite frankly should) happen. I guess a little snow and frigid temperatures couldn’t hurt anybody…that is, if you’re inside.
We here at Franklin Mountain Life relish the opportunity to be outside come hell or freezing water! Given our full-time jobs though, the rare opportunity where snowy weather and a day off align in the stars is not something we would put our money on in Vegas. When it does happen, however, it leads to a greater appreciation of what our mountain can offer.
Now, not many would venture into the wild red-rock yonder when smooth surfaces get iced over with a quick drizzle and below-freezing temps (we definitely don’t recommend it) but in the off chance that you are careful and responsible for yourself as well as any companions, the dramatic payoff is well worth it.
The wonderful thing about our mountain is that it has a Merlin-esque role in controlling the weather. We’re no Jim Gamble or Chuck D.B., but we understand there’s a certain (magical?) physics to how this mountain affects climate around here, providing a shield for one side of town while allowing the other side to get bully-level pummeled with wind, rain, snow, sleet, hail…cats & dogs as some would say. No matter what side of that fight you live on, the end result is usually a morning of mountain-gasms and instagram posts with hashtags about how beautiful the Sun City is with her glorious Chapel of Stone draped in a white cap of snow.
#blessed #LegDay #InstaShook #DoYouEvenMountainBro
Whatever the case is: snow day, leg day, instagram day, hiking day, get together with your friends on meetup and crush a trail day…we all ask that you please be careful…
(psst…and share your pics with us, tagging us, and perusing our shop to get something)
(…for your next adventure)
(oh, and be sure to tag us)
(no, we said tag once, don’t be a tattle)
For the next time we schedule something, we want to hear your story on the trail! Don’t be shy…our photographer has laryngitis from talking too damn much about his hiking stories, please change the subject!
Well…whaddya waiting for, get out there, Lifers!!