Probably old news on here, but I didn't see anything about it until today.
He died on July 14th
Sad, hopefully he's found a nice scratching post that overlooks the OBS
Actually, not old news, we just posted this story today on our site and to the public.
Staff Meteorologist/Night Observer, KMWN (Mt Washington Obs., NH)
"LIVE FREE OR DIE...DEATH IS NOT THE WORST OF ALL EVILS." Gen. John Stark. "by reason of much foule weather and Extreme Bad Woods to travel in..." From the letter of my Great Uncle, Samuel Willard (accompanied by my grandfather Henry), to Governor Dummer on August 16, 1725, explaining the reason for his return, being instructed to "range all the country", of the Wawobadenik (White Mountains) July 19-August 16, 1725. I am a 13th generation New Englander and proud of it.
I met Nin during a winter overnight trip back in 07. Nin sat on my lap while I scratched his head. Every time I stopped Nin politely nudged me to continue petting him. I'm glad I got a chance to meet Nin before he retired and he will be missed.
Bummer... I used to play with Nin on the night shift, playing hide-and-seek on the state park side.
It was nice of Mike and Diane to take in Nin in his retirement... I always figured Sunshine would be the one.
I had the pleasure of cooking Nin his last Thanksgiving dinner on the summit.
Nin waits with his friend Red while Chris carves the turkey.
Boy, did he love turkey! Photo by Lynn-tern, (Thanks!)
What do you do after eating a big turkey dinner?
I'll miss you, old buddy!
I was so upset to see that Nin passed away. I feel like I did when I lost my my kittys. I always looked forward to seeing what Nin was doing. Never had the chance to meet Nin, only saw pictures on the OBS website.
Nin will be missed by all.
Marty has big "paws" to fill....( tho Marty has had some memorable adventures since being on the mountain)
Rest easy Nin.