@bender 60°C Lyse: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IcJmu5lWsv8/TqoN3gZhUQI/AAAAAAAAAG0/AhkySe5E7gU/s1600/melting.jpg (°C or °F doesn’t really matter…)
Today’s hike photo gallery is mainly single-colored. Even with my good hiking boots I nearly slipped about twenty times. Paths were extremely icy. I reckon 14 and the video show a frozen spider thread, we’ve seen a couple of them, pretty nice. No icicles were visible far and wide, though.
Heck, yeah! Look who came to pay me a visit!
I should have closed the door to avoid the heat escape into the video frame.
@firstname.lastname@example.org A bit of snow, indeed:
Don’t know if that’s uncommon or not. Haven’t attended so many funerals (yet).
The surprisingly powerful sun was out and made the -3°C really not too bad at all. In direct sunlight it felt much warmer than yesterday. There were even more trees piled up next to the forest road this time. The dude had cut down really a lot. His forwarder made super deep (easily 50-70 cm) mud holes everywhere. Looking quite creepy now.
The neighbor district had about 8 cm of snow, we only got 4 cm I’d say. Quite weird, because they’re actually a bit lower lower in altitude. It was great fun, though, walking through the snow.
Like last Thursday, I went on a hike after lunch and enjoyed the 0°C cool daylight. Gotta make use of the flextime, I can work when it’s dark. :-)
When passing the sheep I smelled all of them. It was a surpringly pleasant odor in the air. Sheep often stink a bit, but not this time. Forest workers made use of the slightly frozen ground and pulled out plenty of trees. I even came across a working forwarder. Photos turned out all shitty, though.
Entering and leaving the mountain village, I ran into a funeral. I was glad to wear my good hiking boots, the path up the mountain was one thick sheet of ice. Very hard to walk on. At the summit, the Berg-Back-Buben (“Mountain baking boys”) were active and put their baked goods into the oven. Never witnessed that moment before. That smelled really, really awesome.
Shortly before setting, the sun came out and converted the grayscale to colors: