The odds were against us the entire week. The weather was bitterly cold with 20-30 mph winds. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday brought rain, freezing rain and ice. On Friday, January 19th, the date of our annual Ski Party, travelers' advisories were out for the entire state with highways 100% ice-covered from Ames to Fort Dodge. Phone lines were down. Cancelling the party seemed a near reality since communications with the ski lodge near Humbolt could not be completed.
Ames Forester: Vol. 66
, Article 26.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol66/iss2/26