I really did intend to get in some junkboard turns this weekend. Friday night I began to feel crummy, a cold coming on, severity unknown. Still I checked the maps and predictions and doppler radar. It all looked very confusing. Intense blue in the doppler but moving around hour by hour and covering only small areas. Canaan Valley didn't appear to be getting any and the temps on the NWS page, taken at airports hung at 39 - 43. Admittedly these were valley temps. The Dolly Sods webcam had about 100 ft. of visibility Fri. - Sun. Sat. AM I was still unsure about the cold but by evening it had eased off a lot. This often happens with a day of rest and extra sleep; I have a good immune system. All the blue on doppler was in PA and NY. http://www.intellicast.com/National/Rada...mp;animate=true
(now clear of course but this is the link)
Blue Knob seemed like a good bet but with such a heavy wet snow and leaves mostly on the trees I could see getting marooned up there by tree falls on the road. Elk looked even better but it's 271 miles by mapquest and I've never been there. What would be their policy about climbing for turns when the lifts aren't running. I always leave without argument when asked. I also don't ask. Easier to apologize than to ask permission. This works fine at Timberline where people are friendly and think it's cool. WG actually did get some snow on Sun. but on warm ground.
To make a long story short, I wimped - bailed. Shame. Shame. Oh well, next time the ground will be colder.