On Sunday, the 20th of March, Davinius groomed the ski trail to Alturas Lake and it looked pretty darn good. But the snowmobile was overheating and fumes from the engine were strong enough that Davinius began to feel very strange indeed. At the lake shore he paused at the sight of a queer-looking party assembled on the bank— birds with draggled feathers, animals with their fur clinging close to them,a ground squirrel, a large dodo and Alice, a young girl from the village... all dripping wet, cross, and uncomfortable. "Are you alright?”asked Davinius. “The best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race.”said the Dodo.“What is a Caucus-race?” asked Alice; not that she wanted much to know.“Why,” said the Dodo, “the best way to explain it is to do it.” There was no “One, two, three, and away,” but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over. However, when they had been running half an hour or so, the Dodo suddenly called out “The race is over!”and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking, “But who has won?”At last the Dodo said, “Everybody has won, and all must have prizes.” Alice, thinking the whole thing very absurd, decided the dodo must be a socialist if he wanted to give everyone a prize, but they all looked so grave that she did not dare to laugh. “As wet as ever,” said the enigmatic Alice and she skated off on the fresh corduroy Davinius had just laid down. More grooming scheduled for Wednesday at Alturas. The Yankeeforker reports skiable trails at Park Creek as well.
Source Url: http://stanleycc.org/alturas-lake-caucus-party/