More on the snow…
As has been mentioned, it snowed in Orange County. As Grant and I drove to lunch on Sunday (so nice to meet those who came), we too noticed the white peaks of Saddleback. After we left the Spectrum, we decided to try and get to the snow.
We took El Toro until it turned into Santiago, then took a right on Silverado Canyon. I’ve never been back there, and was shocked to find so many homes. It really did feel like my car had been picked up and placed on the road to Big Bear.
Anyways, towards the end, there was quite a line of cars, and it began to snow again. Silverado dead-ends at a ranger station and has many hiking trails. We finally parked off the side of the road and walked back to the start of the more wilderness area. Within a few feet, there it was snow!
Now, given, there wasn’t actually that much snow and on our way, a few of the locals were out, befuddled/amused/ticked off at all the people driving out to their neck of the woods just for a bit of melted snow; but still, there was *snow* in Orange County. We trudged around a bit, crossed a stream, etc. (wearing jeans and converse, naturally) and headed back home. Here are a couple more pictures, taken from my camera phone (the first is of me, being cold, with snow in the background; the second is where we turned around):