After looking outside to gauge the snow accumulation/driving situation, I cut short my day to work at the gallery by a couple of hours and got in a little hike before dark. Getting out there on foot is way better than driving in this stuff, though there have been a few more inches since I was out, so hiking may be a different story tomorrow.
You are safe, tree. Don't worry, no one will ever steal you. This is the second lock I found wrapped around a tree.