Unseasonable Valentine's Day

Weeks of untypically warm weather have shocked our mountains with spring-like temps. I grew up here and have never experienced warm winter weather of this intensity and length. But Valentine’s Day was surreal.  I joined friends visiting from Jackson for an afternoon climbing rock at the local crag. I actually peeled off the long sleeve shirt I was wearing and climbed in a sports bra….! Crazy to climb right here above the Yellowstone River during 70 degree temps in February!


As if climbing hot rock in February isn't surreal enough, by the time I got home, made dinner and soaked in my claw foot tub the view from my cabin had transpired back into a winter wonderland since a storm dropped a blanket of snow after the sun went down.