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    Default Another few questions

    Is there a maximum amount of time anyone can stay outside when the wind chill/temp reaches a certain level??

    What about skin exposure to the cold air....at what temp/wind chill is covering the skin mandatory??

    How often do you guys lose power and what type of back up systems do you have??
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    The answer to your first two questions is derived from common sense. If properly dressed, a person might be comfortable for hours in sub-zero temps, OR, a 33 degree blowing rain might drive you back inside. It's all about keeping your body within operable limits, whether that means being outside or staying in. Staff members are told to use their sole judgment when considering their safety (and the safety of guests).

    Power, that's a touchy subject. Currently there are two generators that alternate service as the State Park deems appropriate (every week or two). This has been the arrangement since the fire of February 2003. Longterm plans provide for powerlines to be buried under the Cog tracks. This is scheduled for 2008 as negotiations with the Cog Railway are ongoing.

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    Ever have both generators die?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutmeg Weatherman
    Ever have both generators die?
    I've never heard about that happening. Don't count on it though, too much riding on them not failing. Public radio, pagers, police communication, and much more would suffer dearly if they lost power.

    I always thought there was a third generator for emergencies.

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    Hello- There is a third ( and fourth) generator on the summit to back up the primary generators. Either primary gen runs the summit independently

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    To make a long story short, it seems very unlikely that all four generators would die. Unless there was a fire (which has happened) or Nin started chewing on the Christmas lights.
    Bill
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