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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

Winter Can't Arrive Too Soon, or Can it?


I wonder what’s next?

First it was disease, then drought. Now we’re dealing with wildfires and an infestation of grasshoppers.

Winter can’t arrive too soon.

Or can it?

It snowed Sept. 9, 1970 in the Beartooth Mountains. Early snow isn’t unusual there, but this was a dump, more than a foot of wet, heavy snow.

We were in the process of setting up a hunting camp at Granite Lake and the string of horses we’d left there in a pole corral escaped and disappeared during the blizzard. The wrangler who had been left in camp to tend the horses stayed in his sleeping bag during the storm and...

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