The Geologically Improbable Railroad, Mountain Division

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cabin outside The GIRR Mountain Division is entirely located in the basement of a mountain cabin in Green Valley Lake, CA. Green Valley Lake is a mountain community of about 1200 households situated at about 7000 feet elevation in the San Bernardino Mountains. Winter snows can be heavy with accumulations of over 6 feet.

The snowplow operator was kind enough to leave only a 3 or 4 foot berm in my driveway. Sometimes it gets much higher. If the sun shines on it for one day it'll partially melt and then refreeze the next night. It then shovels about as easily as concrete.

© 1997 George Schreyer
Last Updated Nov 5, 1999