I’ll get around to doing it
How many times have we said this to ourselves? Things we know we should do, but constantly put it off. I have lived on Frazier Mountain for over fifteen years. Our elevation is 5,000ft and in the past, we’ve had some pretty harsh winters. There were times when I was snowed in for days. My car, buried in five feet of snow. It’s during these times, I remind myself that I need to stock my car with emergency supplies, in case I find myself stranded. Years later, I still haven’t done this and last week I wish I had. My fears became a reality when I actually found myself stranded and unprepared.
The weather was not a concern
That morning I had plans drive to Pine Mountain Club – another small mountain community, less than nine miles away. I had plans to help a friend get ready for the holidays. The skies were blue, there were no winds but it was rather chilly – fifty degrees. I dressed in jeans, a t-shirt, sweatshirt and leather knee-high dress boots with a low heel. The thought to bring a jacket crossed my mind but that’s as far as it went and I left without one. There was speculation of a light dusting of snow by late afternoon and I planned to be home before then. Continue reading “Finding myself stranded and unprepared”