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View from the North 40: Spring, it's pretty much its own sport

Yes, folks, it’s finally that time of year we’ve all been waiting for — the annual running of the snowmelt.

The celebration has, as we all know, experienced several delays this year due to lingering winter weather conditions needed for the snow to actually melt.

For the uninitiated to this sport, or if it’s just been so long since you participated in your last one you’ve forgotten what melting snow is, the traditional running of the snowmelt could best be described as one part solar energy heating the earth and the snowpack; one part gravitational pull drawing water to flow downhill wherever t...


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