(it's actually like 50* here today, sunny clear cool breeze, way I like it)
getting in the teens every so often here, is far too cold IMHFO
in the 20*s at night is bad enough
especially when it's followed or prior to 2'+ of snow each
I used to live in Alaska, I know cold,
it's a totally different type of cold (dryer)
"here" central Sierras
we have a lot more moisture in the snow & air, in winter
it just chills you to the bone...
(very low humidity in summers or springs 25% range)
In Alaska, I'd just layer up & it was fine...
even at -10* below or colder
I used to love winters & skiing or sledding, quads, 4 wheeling etc.
now the older I get (I'm 63) the less I like 'the freaken' cold'
in fact now I despise it...
I know we need it & I only deal with it, to be away from the inner-shittys
flatlands valley or the bay & those that dwell there...
I guess it's worth the '60 or so days' of (my) hell, to be away from the ****
to still have 300 days of sunshine, warmth & beauty
or the trees, lakes, streams etc.
I'll just flush twice, it's a long way to Sacramento
up here it's actually colder when it's clear than snowy or cloudy