I’ve been salivating recently. Not because of anything I’ve eaten, but because of the Birkie Webcam at OO. Conditions look gorgeous, and the early snowpack looks to stay in place at least through the New Year—hopefully it will grow and flourish. Ski reports I’ve heard have been fantastic, and I kind of wish I was headed to Birkieland even with a good thump of snow coming to the Northeast. Oh, well. We can’t all be lucky enough to live in Hayward.