The Mountains In Minnesota

A Small Start - This is the start of the mountain season in front of my house/driveway
@webeishere (36377)
United States
December 3, 2007 10:55am CST
Yes you read the title correctly. We have mountains here in Minnesota. These mountains are not all that big compared to other mountains in the States. But these mountains are special in a way. I am talking about the mountains of snow the plows create by my driveway and along the streets during the winter time. This shot is in my front yard and taken from my porch. It's roughly about 4 feet or so tall. It will get big enough that I won't be able to see the main street after one more good snowfall. The only thing I hate is when it gets plowed onto my driveway. Its always in large heavy clumps and it's back breaking work to remove them so I have access to my driveway etc. Do you like winter mountains of snow? Do you hate when the plows block your drive after they plow your street? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
Well, we dont get these "mountains!". I liked your photo & wrote a comment. It must be a real nuisance having to rake up your driveway & footpaths. I visited a close family friend yesterday, who is on holidays from Toronto,Canada, & he was saying that in winter they usually can't travel anywhere. The snow is so bad, that the only way to leave the city is to fly or go by train.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Driveways Edge - the edge of my driveway after a few inches of the 8 inches total we got Saturday
The shoveling of the driveway etc is no big deal. It's like the weeding in summer. Just a seasonal chore for me is all. Here's a photo of the edge of my driveway after a few inches of the 8 inches fell on Saturday. Sometimes even flying is not an option due to hours and hours of delays and or postponements. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
This is a beautiful photo. I wrote a comment.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Thank you as always. Hee hee. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
3 Dec 07
I don't have to worry about that too much. We don't get very much snow here. And if we do get snow they close pretty much everything down because people go crazy so I just stay at home then. LOL I wish we would get a bunch of snow like that because I love snow. I wouldn't like it heaped up like that in my driveway from the plows though.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
3 Dec 07
It would take a few feet of snow to close down my area. The last time the city of Minneapolis Minnesota was closed due to snow was Halloween day 1991 when in 24 hours we got over 4 feet of snow. YIKES! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
3 Dec 07
Oh my goodness. Yeah, it can just start snowing here and everybody gets all crazy acting. They will even close the schools and the roads won't even be all the way covered yet.
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Ohhhhh how I LOVE those types of mountains. Growing up, the plows would always pile snow on the corner of my parent's property. When they were done plowing the street, the pile would end up being at least 15' tall. Perfect for snow tunnels/caves. I remember one particular year the pile was it's normal 15' tall but it spread out along the property line 20' one direction and 15' the other direction. A week of no school from all the snow meant some serious cave building. I made that pile into a house just about. It had 5 rooms all connected by tunnels with 2 entrances. Never collasped either. Now, as for blocking my drive. That's one thing I talked to them about. They now push the snow into the ditch along both sides of the drive so as not to block it in. Even after plowing my drive out, we still have a very hard time cause it slants up by the road so our tires spin forward while our cars slide backwards. We have to get a good speed going from where the cars are parked in order to make it up the drive and onto the road.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I remember using blocks to build a snow fort with tunnels connected as a child. I may have to do this with the grandkids the next HUGE storm here. Thanks for the memories as well. \HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I haven't seen anything like that since I lived in Michigan. I can understand how that would cause you back breaking work trying to remove the snow from your drive way. Ick!
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Dec 07
That really doesn't seem like much, compared to what I've been seeing on the news. I don't know where exactly you are in MN, but I was watching the news and MN has been having some horrific snow storms lately. Well our snow storm fizzled. We had a storm on Sunday, luckily I did a major grocery shopping thing the day before. The snow we had wasn't too bad, but later that night it turned to rain, washing all the snow away..drat. Since I live in a city type area, cars are simply parked in the streets. Whenever we do have a really big storm and the plows come, they literally bury the cars under feet (or is that foots of) snow--the owners of the cars just love that..NOT
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
4 Dec 07
The storm dropped an most snow was further north of the Cities. Just 100 miles away they got 18 inches. And It's Tuesday and it's snowing like crazy right now. A few more inches today they say. We have Snow Plow Routes or Emergency SNow Routes which after the city declares a Snow Emergency there is no parking on these marked street or it gets towed after 9 p.m. Snowbirds is what they are called. Over 2,000 snowbirds on Saturday night. HAHAHA! Not me though. My city has a law that after 2 inches no parking on ANY city streets after 2 a.m. till it's cleared. Never heard of snowbirds towed in my city. yet! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
3 Dec 07
Yes. Especially after a slight thaw and deep freeze. This gives me an opportunity to try out my super-max power chisel...lol. You guys in Minnesota can't hog all the fun.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I have yet to dig out my ice chipper. That gets used nearly every winter here as we tend to get a few ice storms as well. That's always fun sliding into the garage to retrieve the ice chipper. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Canada
3 Dec 07
LOL when I first read your post, mountains in minnesota I was like "no way" until I read on more of your post. I too do not like it when the snowplow blocks my driverway after they plow the streets. It is alright though because it gives me chance to get in some exercise.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I do that with the subject lines to attract more attention to my discussions. It worked once at least I see. Yeah it gets really frustrating if you've been outdoors shoveling and then the plows come by later after your done. Luckily I have a snowblower so doing the driveway itself is easy. Then if the mountains are large compressed clumps it's hard work removing them. Sometimes I just back up the car crushing them to make a path for me. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@kykidd (6824)
• United States
3 Dec 07
Yes, yes...I hate it when the plow comes by. I live on a 4 lane county road. Seems like just after you get the drive clear, here comes the snowplow again. I hadn't thought about this since last year. Looks like you have already gotten quite a bit of snow.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I usually try to wait till they go by before I do my whole driveway. but that never works out does it? HAHAHA!! 8 inches fell Saturday and we are supposed to get a few more inches comes Tuesday. I'll deal with the Minnesota Mountains as usual. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Dec 07
Hi GRANDPA BOB! We don't have snow in our country, only heavy rainfalls. haha.. So, right now i will love to have that much snow so i can play in the snow with my nieces and nephews. LOL! Although, I have experienced the snow when I went to London in the winter time, but from where i stayed, the city didn't get that much snow. I think i am still one of those people dreaming to experience a white christmas with a 4 feet tall of snow piled up on my frontyard! haha.. Take care and have a nice day. :)
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@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
18 Dec 07
i don't hate it when the plows block the drive after they plow the street cos it doesn't snow in my country! it's still relatively warm over here in the tropics. just rainy. it was raining this morning, sunny for a little while over lunchtime (which was good) and now the dark foreboding clouds are in the sky again. so it's not the snow here that gets to me, it's the monsoon rain... it's flooding in some streets too!
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
4 Dec 07
brb