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Dear Winter, Please Show Up

Dear Winter, Please Show Up

Dec 8, 2008 December 8, 2008

Pray_for_snowJust about a month ago, a gentleman named Carson Bennett made this simple statement: "I’m snow hungry."

The pronouncement opened his essay for the online mountain-news source Rose_shoulder_003

For most of us, little has changed since Mr. Bennett starkly observed that, "[a]s I write this, nothing but sun is falling anywhere in the Western U.S." To be fair to the snow gods, as I write this, storms are sweeping into Montana and Colorado. Still, while skiers in those states–and a smattering in Utah and California–can boast about open chairs, all agree the season has yet to begin in earnest. In fact, it’s been quiet in a way it rarely is. Something has been missing.

Long-time friend of The Cleanest Line and sometimes soundtrack-provider, Don Darue, is back with a podcast just in time to remind us of what that might be. If you have a moment, or just need a little music to soothe your unsettled soul through the rough start to this still stubbornly snowless season, consider Don’s suggestion to throw another log on the fire (if it’s cold enough) and settle in to the annual Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot Winter Welcome Show. It’s a nice soundtrack for all of your snow dancing.

And of course, don’t hesitate to use the comments section to share your woes, or better yet, your favorite snow tunes.

[Top: Photo courtesy The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot. Bottom: Patagonia Dealer Services Mgr. Gregor Finke enjoying some of last year’s local treats.]

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