Another couple of inches of snow last night and it's still coming down. It's very quiet outdoors on days like this and once you are even a little ways from the main roads, you can't even hear any traffic. This is on the gravel road on the north side of the university where walking/ski trail crosses the road. It's a very pleasant 27ºF but the forecast for a week from now is -15ºF. We usually have our first cold spell before the U.S. Thanksgiving holidays so i't right on schedule.
It was such a plesant day that I took off on my favorite loop through the next valley north (Goldstream Valley) before cutting back towards town on the Old Steese and Skyridge Dr. I guess I could've stopped but didn't really see anything "photo worthy". We just don't have the majestic mountain views here in Fairbanks. The fresh snow was making some sections of road a little slick but not unmanageable. The only time 2WD was needed was on the subdivision road and that was only because someone was behind me. They may not appreciate wheelspin (gravel on their windshield). I know that I wouldn't. Since the final drive was replaced at Raceway, it is really easy to switch in/out of 2WD. Not at all like it was last year.