Well, I went to Res 11 Mar 2019 and after getting turned around due to an aircraft malfunction and having to return to Iqaluit, got in on the 12th.
Nice weather - just a mere -28C, mostly calm winds and no new snow while we were there. Iqaluit was a stunner - so little snow that you can’t really (easily) go out of town on a dogsled/snow-mobile. The roads are virtually snow free. The rolling hills are largely snow-free too. Of course all that can disappear overnight and March is not spring. We’ll see how it goes. Lot’s of time for things to ‘get normal’.
Unfortunately the lack of trauma in Res resulted in no progress re what to write next, other than to work on Earth Abides but Snow…such as to make another version in which the world has for all intents and purposes, ended. Staring at the ice of Lancaster Sound and pondering crossing it, in any season, is a bit of an eye opener. I did that and it’s daunting to someone who wants to stay realistic in the stories.
In winter, you’d better be fully supported. In summer, you better be prepared to live off the land, for months. Not sure I need to do either right now. Well see.