Where Did the Snow Go?

After posting yesterday’s pictures, we were asked where did all of the snow go?  The answer is contained in this picture taken from the Town of Waynesville Park.

Snow covered mountains rising above the park

The town is at an elevation of 2,750 feet (840 meters) and is where we took our first walk on Sunday.  And the city of Asheville is 2,134 feet (650 meters) which is where we were all hanging out on the drop line:

Shhhhh - Natasha is taking a nap. No one should wake the Queen.

Our house, however, sits at an elevation of 4500 feet (1372 meters), so we are more like those snow covered mountains you see rising behind the park in the first picture.  Our road may be plowed, but there is still plenty of snow.  Oh, and we have more snow forecasted for this week.

Kiska and Natasha enjoying our cooler temps.

P.S. – And for those who asked, the Blue Ridge Parkway is still closed in our part of the world even though it is open in the Asheville area.  If you are coming to our area, you can always call (828) 298 0398 for closure information.  Just doing our bit to promote tourism!


  1. Mochi on March 2, 2010 at 1:23 am

    That last pic is pawesome! 🙂


  2. Corgi Country Crew on February 25, 2010 at 3:38 am

    It’s nice of your Mom and Dad to take you to different places and give you a change of scenery! Keeps life interesting. I think I gathered that there is still snow at your place, and since that is wonderful for huskies, we are so happy for you. We still haven’t seen any yet. We are hoping to get to go up to the mountains this weekend and see some! The CCC

  3. Wild Dingo on February 24, 2010 at 5:30 am

    i’m sending juno. she is craving the snow and cold… nice shot of the girls pantyloons!

  4. Life With Dogs on February 23, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    It’s not a bad arrangement – just drive in to town and get your dose of spring!

  5. Sonic on February 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Wow! The weather changes more often over there than my Humans change their clothes!


  6. Twinkietinydog on February 23, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Your blog is kink of like a juicy bone for some of us (Not me). I meant the Sibes, the Three Heelers… they’re aching and here you guys are rolling in it (even sleeping near it, shhh). Enjoy your cold, furiends.

  7. Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart on February 23, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    We’re not quite as high up as KB, but we live at about 8,500 feet. Most of the time, the weather is colder, etc, up here, but every once in a while, we’re in the sun and can see the plains below awash in clouds.

  8. Siku Marie, the White Dog on February 23, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    So glad that you haven’t had to say goodbye to the winter wonderland quite yet…and if more snow is predicted, maybe not for awhile!

  9. Clive on February 23, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    We can’t believe we’ve come home to more snow – only its wet slushy snow and not much fun!

    Hope you get the snow you want!

    take care
    Clive and the NSLM

  10. Huffle Mawson on February 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I’m glad you still have some snow although I’m pretty sure I prefer the summer weather I have now.

  11. The OP Pack on February 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    We had a tiny bit of snow here yesterday but it is mostly gone now. We need to hit the road and get to NC. We are back to the mudfield now.

    Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  12. The Army of Four on February 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    We have a little bit of your snow here. How ’bout ALL of you come over and we’ll play in it together?!?!
    Play bows,

  13. Sierra Rose on February 23, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    It’s PARKIE TIME! But, would much rather be back up in the snow right?!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  14. Mogley G. Retriever on February 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I know where your missing snow went, it was exported to Canada so they could use it in their Olympics. Maybe when the Olympic Games are over they will return it to you. Meanwhile, we have lots more snow out in Denver, we will send some of it your way tomorrow.

    Mogley G. Retriever

  15. Emma Rose on February 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    After having a few days of warm sunshine we are ready for spring to arrive! But now it is raining, which is not at all fun. Snowing is REAL fun. Enjoy it while you can!

    Emma Rose

  16. Piappies World on February 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Now we see snow, then we don’t. Quite interesting. No snowflakes for us. Only lots of sunshine. Waaaah We hope you get more snowflakes there so we can have more fun times.

    – Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

  17. Kari on February 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Elevation changes make for lots of weather fun!

  18. Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo & Molly on February 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Hope you guys get some more snow to hang out in soon!

    Those are great shots of you guys just relaxing!!

    Woofs and Kisses!

  19. Sam on February 23, 2010 at 11:29 am

    We don’t experience elevation stuff like that here. I think New York City is just one big ol’ flat place. So, it really amazes me when you mountain folk bloggers post about how different things are from place to place.

  20. Dennis the Vizsla on February 23, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I remember when we were in Asheville thinking about moving down there, they were explaining to us how it’s in a “thermal valley” which makes it stay warmer than you would expect in the winter. It sounded pretty good to us, especially compared to upstate New York!

  21. Mimi & Cabana on February 23, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I thought maybe that one 48 degree day had brought you springtime. Although I did wonder why it wasn’t soggier on the grass then. It probably gets pretty darn muddy when it does start to melt, huh?

  22. NCMountainwoman on February 23, 2010 at 9:40 am

    It’s definitely all about elevation. Downtown Brevard is clear of snow while we still have a significant snow pack up here. Hope the sun will keep working miracles. I’m sick of this stuff.

  23. KB on February 23, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I live in a very similar place. A 20 min drive that goes down by 3000′ takes me to a different world, one of warmth and dry ground for much of the winter.

    It’s odd – I drive down there in my sorels, down jacket, fleece hat, mittens, etc. Then, as I get close to town, I see the runners and bike riders wearing shorts! Yes, shorts! If I forgot to pack warm-weather cloths, all day long, people look me over and ask “Are you from the mountains?”. I’m not sure if it’s the crazy look in my eyes or the clothes but something tips them off!

  24. Kira The BeaWoootiful on February 23, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Wooos! Can I move up there too??? I promise I will not get cold unless it gets below freezing, then I have to go in and get warm!
    -~puppy kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  25. Jeanine on February 23, 2010 at 9:02 am

    We are at 2500 feet and no snow but we can see it in the mountains behind us! It is very cold here though, so while us humans are outside watching softball games and freezing our behinds off, the Sibes are home sleeping on the bed!!!! 🙂

  26. Maxx on February 23, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Snow snow snow! How kool is dat?
    Sun sun sun! That’s the weather here..


  27. Houndstooth on February 23, 2010 at 6:47 am

    We got six inches of the stuff yesterday! Feel free to take all that away to your mountain. We have had fun with it, but we are tired of snow!

  28. MAXDOG on February 23, 2010 at 5:16 am

    You guys live in the absolutely perfect environment for doggies with such thick fur! I wish I was there with you…it is soooo hot here that it’s either the pool or the bath for me. We love that picture of all of you on the drop line. Can you imagine all those beautify colours in a quilt!?!
    Take care, herd, I love you guys!

  29. Suka on February 23, 2010 at 3:01 am

    You doggies are smart to live in the mountains with the snow! I bet the dog townies are envious of you dogs.

    Love the whooshy tail in the photo!


  30. jack a-roo & moo too on February 23, 2010 at 2:48 am

    whoops – we meant “the Snow did not come here.

  31. jack a-roo & moo too on February 23, 2010 at 2:48 am

    All we know is that the now did not come here. *sigh*

    a-roos to yous,
    jack a-roo & moo too

  32. Mr Koda MD on February 23, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I am sweltering, its hot and muggy!

    Great scenery pics!! I live just above sea level so no snow for me!


  33. Khyra on February 23, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Nice tail Kiska!

    Or is that Natasha?

    I had sneet snain snow repeat – I did work on my sponge khwalities by sitting out in it!

    PeeEssWoo: Pantyloons look pawesome too!

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