An unnamed groundhog/woodchuck/marmot.
Good news for winter lovers: the groundhog saw his shadow this morning, thereby "predicting" six more weeks of winter snowshoeing, skiing, climbing, and hiking.
Personally, I think Groundhog Day and its ceremonial Punxsutawney festivities celebrated by men in top hats is all a bit odd. But, since the word from Phil is good, I'll happily pass along the positive winter news.
Hey, Marmot should really get on board as "official outdoor sponsor" of this holiday. Then the guys down in Pennsylvania could ditch the top hats and long formal coats for something more appropriate.