By Greg Whittaker
The groundhog was right, we are back into a winter snow cycle. The groundhog in this case is my father, Darrell, who did in fact see his shadow on February 2nd, its as good as a litmus test as anything.
This last storm cycle was much needed, giving powder to the people. So many face shots were had that it was ridiculous. We personally went up to Alpental Saturday afternoon, and after waiting for the highway to re-open for avalanche control, we finally made it to the camping lot, and immediately got our van stuck. The mountain friends came to our rescue and helped us get unstuck, which was pretty much the theme of the weekend.