This is the trouble season for Keith Dawley.
The 49-year-old trails supervisor for the Inyo National Forest, Dawley peers at the sky each September and October, hoping â€“ praying â€“ for enough snow to ski.
â€śSeptember is the hardest month,â€ť said Dawley, who has one of the more spectacular streaks of skiing anywhere. â€śUsually by the end of October, Halloween, it snows somewhere.â€ť
For 189 straight months (that would be more than 15 years) the personable Dawley has skied at least once in each month, sometimes hiking up, up and up to find enough snow to make a turn.