The drive up to the Glen Alps Trail Head was a bit slushy and slow moving as people were just getting back into the swing of snow driving. By noon Saturday the parking lot was over half full with outdoor enthusiast taking in the snow covered trails.
2 year old Emily Kile and 4 year old Casey Kile are still just learning about the white fluffy stuff that falls from the sky. Still they can't get enough of the snow but it wasn't just the little ones that were pumped up when they looked outside this morning, mother Deanna Kile said snow brings out the kid out in her too.
"We started doing snow cones last year. Sprinkle a little Crystal Light on the snow cone. My cone's usually gone first,” said Deanna Kile.
Deanna Kile, her kids and sister all put on their warmest layers in search of something they've been waiting for... "We were just up here last week looking for snow because we had seen it coming down the mountains and no such luck,” said Kile, “We were going to go hiking at our part of town but the snow's melted so we thought we'd come this way."
Teenagers Caleb Kinnear and Dakota McKenzie also wanted to go where the snow is thick enough to bring a shovel.
"We're just going to go snow board and have fun,” said Kinnear.
While some came to make a new path, others stuck to the ones they know like Power Line Trail.
"You get to tease all your friends in the lower 48 that you're skiing already,” said Dave Bass.
"I woke up this morning really excited to see the snow but there was a little part of me that was like oh no this is too early even as an avid skier, but I am excited to be in the snow,” said Annie Feidt.
Early indeed, last year the first recorded snow fall wasn't until October 31st. Some don’t mind the early start. "I like the more the snow the better. It kind of brightens it up a little bit,” said Kristen Pierce.
According to Ch. 2 Chief Meteorologist Jackie Purcell upper De Armoun Road saw 7 inches of snow.
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