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  1. Thanks, Salty- hope you're doin' good! we have a...

    Thanks, Salty- hope you're doin' good! we have a new dog, now, same old mountains... :)
  2. New Book! DogHiker: Great Hikes With Dogs from the Adirondacks through the Catskills"

    So. I want to share this with you if you are a Doghiker, that is, a person who likes to “hike” their dog. You know, into the woods and over hills and even mountains. Hiking. Yes, as the title...
  3. Day 8: Shift Change Day-MWObs Summit Volunteer 4-6-16

    I always have mixed feelings on shift change day. Our 8 days of work have come to an end and half of me wants to stay and the other half is ready to go home. I cannot speak highly enough of the...
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    Thanks for posting this, EMS is a big sponsor of...

    Thanks for posting this, EMS is a big sponsor of Mount Washington Onservatory, I will pass this article along.
  5. Day 7: MWObs Summit Volunteer

    Today started very early for me. At midnight I went out on the summit to take some shots, these were the two best. What you don't see in the pictures is the -5* and 45mph winds I endured to get the...
  6. Day 6: MWObs Summit Volunteer

    First visible sunrise since we've been up here, I got up too late to catch it before it rose above the horizon, I'll get up earlier tomorrow! Mark and I spent a good deal of time outside today in -5*...
  7. Day 5: MWObs Summit Volunteer 4-3-16

    Sustained winds today in the 70's-80mph with gusts in the 90's, temps hung around -5* and the wind chilll approached -50*. Only spent a few minutes outside, and we were in the fog almost all day,...
  8. The short answer is no, Ed. The longer answer,...

    The short answer is no, Ed. The longer answer, which is what you get when you ask me questions :) is: There is a huge pantry, 2 fridges and 2 freezers that are constantly stocked with enough food to...
  9. Day 4: MWObs Summit Volunteer 4-2-16

    The rain stopped and the temps dropped. The summit began to rime again, giving beauty to the bleak landscape the rain had left. We stayed outside quite awhile watching clouds as they swallowed the...
  10. Day 3: MWObs Summit Volunteer 4-1-16

    Thanks Ed! Well, hardly stepped outside today, just for a few minutes. Temps averaged between 30 and 40 degrees, but winds ranged from 40 to 70mph with a peak gust of 94mph! We've had rain all day,...
  11. Day 2:MWObs Volunteer 3/31/16

    Well, today saw temps rise well into the 30's for awhile. This took care of all the beautiful rime feathers and most of the snow pack, leaving us with mostly ice and rock. Mark and I got out while we...
  12. Thanks guys! We're having a ball!

    Thanks guys! We're having a ball!
  13. Mount Washington Observatory summit Volunteer 3/30-4/6-2016

    Day one saw rising temps (teens to 20's) and falling windspeeds as clouds moved in to bring us weather for the morrow. My partner Mark and I will have a relatively light workload as there are no...
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    Great to hear you are feeling and getting...

    Great to hear you are feeling and getting stronger, Rup. I haven't been hiking much the last few weeks. I've been trying to avoid icy trails, don't need a slip-fall at this point in the game, though...
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    Yes, the risk of dislocation is real and keeps me...

    Yes, the risk of dislocation is real and keeps me from returning to hockey, though I know people who have had the surgery and are playing again. It would take a lot, but don't want to risk it. The...
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    Every single person told me, "Just do it, you'll...

    Every single person told me, "Just do it, you'll wonder why you waited so long." I didn't listen, I was adamant about trying every option before giving in. I'll freely admit, part of it was I was...
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    Kevin's Comeback 2016

    After surgery on November 10th there were weeks of PT and I had to use a cane for several more weeks. I walked as much as I could stand and did my PT at home religiously along with the 2 visits to PT...
  18. Emma Appears in Forest Notes

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    Hi everyone! Sorry for the late response to this. I've been busy the last few months getting back out on the trails after a...
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    Small world. Had my right hip replaced about 8am...

    Small world. Had my right hip replaced about 8am this morning at Portsmouth Regional in NH. So far, so good. Just took my second turn down to nurses station and back, felt like Washington in rotten...
  20. Day 9: Mount Washington Observatory Volunteer 3-19-15

    As you know we spent an extra night on the summit due to the extremely high winds over the past 48 hours. As we awoke this morning the winds chased away the clouds which had blocked any hopes of...
  21. Day 8: Mount Washington Observatory Volunteer 3-18-15

    Sustained winds in the 80 and 90+mph range stranded us here on the summit today when normally we'd have descended during a regular shift change. Again, there was little to photograph, rime is not...
  22. Day 7: Mount Washington Observatory Volunteer 3-17-15

    There hasn't been a lot to photograph today, gray and dismal, but the winds have been exciting with a peak gust of 124mph! As things look right now we will be here for another night instead of...
  23. Day 6: Mount Washington Observatory Volunteer 3-16-15

    Awoke to a beautiful sunrise this morning… great day on the Rockpile. Served lunch to a great group of folks who came up on a Day Trip… very quiet now, with just 5 of us here. Sigh of relief…
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  24. Day 5: Mount Washington Observatory Volunteer 3-15-15

    As expected, the Edu-trippers are again benighted on Mount Washington with us due to the Obs Snowcat needing a water pump. The current plan is for Slim to come up and get them 1st thing tomorrow,...
  25. Day 4: Mount washington Observatory Volunteer 3-14-15 Pi Day!

    We fed last night's 11 guests breakfast before they began their descent on foot, great group of folks led by Mooney Mountain Guides. Soon after an Edu-trip arrived and we served them lunch and dinner...
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