[2/16/21 The Highland Crossing Trail in Brighton. Photos: David Kramer 2/15 and 2/16]
As seen in Tracking the prints of a deer on the Highland Crossing in Brighton, since last March, we’ve visited the Highland Crossing Trail in Brighton several times, usually after a snowfall. (SEE SERIES AT END)
Hence, I was eagerly awaiting the predicted massive snowfall as the polar vortex made a historically cold journey from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Between a foot and a foot and a half inches of snow was to fall on our heads and frozen limbs by Tuesday morning.
On Monday, I took a photo op at the trail in anticipation of le Déluge. I met closed-eyed Tracy who hikes the crossing every other week or so.That evening, I put my boots on the heater as I was expecting a perilous trek through snow drifts and mounds.
Early Tuesday, I awoke in the middle of the night. Peering out the window, I saw no flakes. Several hours later, as the sun rose, again, I saw no flakes. Weather.com forecasted cloudy skies but no Déluge.
My first stop was Lac de Ville Boulevard. On Monday, en route to the trail and Topps, I came across three oranges in the snow. I hid them behind a zoning sign, planning to retrieve the fruit on my return.However, I forgot to bring the citrus home. The delectables were still there Tuesday morning, but hardly buried deep in a snow pack. The Great Storm proved anticlimactic.
As seen in the before and after montage, disappointingly, on Tuesday the trail did not look that different from Monday.
THE HIGHLAND CROSSING SERIES