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    Thank you, Mark. It was great to meet you and...

    Thank you, Mark. It was great to meet you and other Obs folks at White Birch. Hope you all had a great time during Seek the Peak.

    Sad news about Nin. I'd been away for two weeks and only found out...
  2. Thread: Nin died :(

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    I miss Nin. You'll never meet a friendlier,...

    I miss Nin. You'll never meet a friendlier, funnier cat. Wish I had a chance to see the little guy one more time.

    Memories...you know how cartoon characters like Coyote and Roadrunner will spin...
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    Thanks, Breeze! For those north of the Notch,...

    Thanks, Breeze! For those north of the Notch, there'll be a signing at Wonderland Books in Gorham from 11-1 on June 27, and I'll be speaking and reading at the Berlin Library from 10-11 on Thursday,...
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    Thanks for the heads up regarding the scheduling...

    Thanks for the heads up regarding the scheduling conflict with Seek the Peak. The booksigning at White Birch Books in North Conway has been changed to Friday, July 24, at 4 pm.

    There will also be...
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    Brad, yes, there are some book signings coming...

    Brad, yes, there are some book signings coming up, including one at White Birch Books in North Conway on July 25.
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    Jim, thanks for giving the book a mention. Yes,...

    Jim, thanks for giving the book a mention. Yes, the book is a cat's-eye view of the Obs and Mount Washington's wild weather. It should be hitting the shelves in North Conway and bookstores everywhere...
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    I heard someone describe Marty as "less...

    I heard someone describe Marty as "less affectionate than Nin," but hadn't realized it was to that extent. Still, I guess that proves that Brian was a good hire. Nin the lap cat would make the...
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    Thank you to those who emailed recipes or anecdotes. And thanks to the crew and volunteers for describing the summit so well in the observer comments.

    Mount Washington appears to be getting...
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    Part of me has always wished that hiring at the...

    Part of me has always wished that hiring at the state park and Obs was done this way: Once the applicants are winnowed down to three or four promising candidates, those three or four people are...
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    Thanks for pointing that story out. I'd missed...

    Thanks for pointing that story out. I'd missed it, and that's a terrific story. It sounds like Marty was the perfect choice to fill Nin's shoes. Which reminds me, I should really go visit Nin. He's...
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    It wouldn't surprise me if Marty turned into a...

    It wouldn't surprise me if Marty turned into a hiking cat. Nin used to follow the crew on hikes sometimes. One time he followed two people all the way to Mount Clay and back, meowing pitifully if...
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    Great pictures. Marty almost looks like he's...

    Great pictures. Marty almost looks like he's hissing at something off to his right in that picture sitting on the rocks. Was the fox nearby?

    All of the cats (except poor Jasper) seem to have one...
  13. Seeking recent volunteer and crew tales for book

    Hi everyone. I worked on the summit and as Windswept editor in the '90s and early 2000s. I've been collecting anecdotes from ex-observers and volunteers for a revised and updated edition of this...
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