Camas Meadows

Blog for Camas Meadows Lodge™. Located on Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve outside of Leavenworth, Washington. http://www.camasmeadowslodge.com All materials and photos copyrighted 2006-2011©

Friday, November 23, 2007

First Snow!

First snow becomes the first snowman of the season.


Our guests last weekend had three little girls that took the time to build a snowman on the deck!

We were particularly impressed with the Ponderosa pine hair. But it definitely looks like it is starting to thin on top!





Well, it was actually the second snowfall. The first was October 18th, but it quickly melted. This snowfall looks like it is going to be around for the season. It looks like it will be a snowy winter. There is additional snow forecast for the start of next week.

The grasses are still sticking out above the snow, but the next couple of snowfalls should cover the meadow just in time for skiing.

We are open until December 7th. We are also open from December 19th through the 24th. If you are interested in these dates.

New Year's weekend and Martin Luther's Day are booked in January. Other weekends are still open.

Keep watching the blog for updated snow reports.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Christmas Tree Season


November is the start of Christmas tree season at the meadow. The residents of the meadow are scoping out the young Douglas-fir on National Forest land to pick the perfect Christmas Tree. You can join the hunt. Stay at Camas Meadows Lodge and we will leave a Forest Service Christmas Tree permit, a handsaw for you to use, and a map to find that perfect tree.

November is also the season for the first snowfall. Last year we had four inches of snow on November 1st and well over a foot at Thanksgiving. So far this year the weather has been warm and sunny during the day with cool nights. Check last year's blog for pictures of the snow in November.

The aspen have dropped most of their leaves. The larch have all turned yellow. Once the larch needles have dropped fall will be over at the meadow. Hopefully, soon after, a snowfall will change the meadow to a blanket of white.

Veteran's Day weekend is open. We are booked from November 17th through the 25th. In December, we are booked from December 15th through December 22nd. New Year's Weekend from December 29th through January 1st is also booked.

The first two Christmas Tree Lighting weekends in Leavenworth at open. We are also still open during Christmas!!! December 22nd though December 28th is open and waiting for your family and friends to reserve this special time on the meadow.

We almost always have a white Christmas at Camas! Keep checking this blog for snow updates.