I had so much fun visiting this area in 2021 during Nov. & Dec., I decided to repeat my trip and extend it to 5 weeks instead of 4. Last year winter was late in arriving and didn't fully arrive until the day I left for home, Dec. 15. This year was totally different. Even though I was here 3 weeks earlier, winter weather started the week before I arrived. There was already a foot of snow on the ground. It snowed some every day during my stay and by the time I left there was around 3-4 feet of snow. I never saw bare pavement during the 5 weeks. Luckily I was able to rent a 4X4 vehicle in Wichita for the trip. I would have been in big trouble without it. Morning temperatures during my first 10 days were below zero. I had only a few days near freezing for daily highs. It was very, very cold this time. But, I loved every minute. The snow scenes were incredible. I would do it again in a heartbeat, and probably will.
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