Today’s ride was supposed to be a leg destroying climb up Elk Mountain. About 5 minutes from the door I go my first look at the mountain and realized this wasn’t going to happen since the snow line had come to almost the bottom of it over night. A quick mental check sent me out towards Cultus Lake figuring that I’d get to avoid the snow. From the image below you can see that it didn’t quite turn out that way.

Snowy ride around Cultus Lake
Here's the start of the snow. Around the next bend the road was covered.