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Monday, October 3, 2016

An Early Storm

I went to a dogshow in Carson City, NV this weekend. Its about a 4 hour drive from home, and mostly through Lassen National Forest and high desert. Its a really beautiful drive, but Ero and Iris didn't appreciate all the twists and turns, and finally even the Dramamine failed and we had to pull over so they could get past being sick. :(

The show itself had its share of drama, with a "bad" judge on Saturday...seriously bad. Several of us reported her to the AKC rep and I've honestly never done that before. Sunday's judge was lovely, but favored bigger, more athletic looking dogs than my two. And that's fine. :) It was a good fun day.

When I left Carson City, it was windy but I wasn't worried because the weather report for Lassen said 42-48 degrees and partly cloudy with clear roads. Well, we hit high winds all the way to Susanville. Then rain. Then sleet. Then snow...all moving in a horizontal direction.

Since its early in the season I wasn't carrying chains, nor did I have cold weather gear in case I got stuck, so when it started piling up on the road it got tense. Thankfully, the dogs slept through it: Ero in the back seat and Iris next to me in the front. And really, it was incredibly beautiful, being up in the mountains with the snow coming down.

Nevertheless, I'll be avoiding the mountains until I have chains. Maybe even snow tires! Because we're praying for snow this year. :) 
I didn't get a chance to take photos, the following pictures were taken by my friend who (unknown to us both) was traveling just a few miles in my wake. 
 West of Susanville

 Its getting deep!

The storm is starting to clear