This was our second visit to Paw Paw in two weekends; this time around we had chain sawyers from Atrium Landscape to keep us hopping. We also had help from two first-time Palos volunteers, Joy and John, as well as Tom the almost-newbie, having been out at some past date(s). Great to have them too; we needed their unflagging energy to get all the cut stuff through the deep snow and onto our fires.
It was an interesting process, with some slipping and sliding and my gait resembling that of an intoxicated man. This weekend, with fresh layers of snow, ought to be equally interesting, though the occasional sun and (slightly) warmer temps ought to allow some settling and compression of snow making it more navigable. We'll see.
The weather has been both challenging and memorable. I was fortunate to go walking Monday eve when snowfall was intensifying, and had the local streets and area around Lake Katherine almost to myself. It was stunning, even with visibility down to a couple hundred yards at best. I returned from a strenuous hour-and-a-half feeling invigorated. Lovely!