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    Default Mount Washington Observatory Summit Volunteer 1/19-25/12/11

    Once again I have the privilege of being a volunteer for the Mount Washington Observatory. I've actually lost track of how many times I've been up to do this now, but I wouldn't say I was a veteran, more of an intermediate. I've been paired with another volunteer again and for the next 7 days we'll cook and clean here at the Obs for the crew and some occasional guests. Our trip here was delayed by a day. A normal shift change day is Wednesday for the crew and volunteers, but this Tuesday night a cold front moved in and brought with it plummeting temperatures, low visibility and steady winds above the century mark which made a snow tractor ride to the summit impossible. The peak wind gust was 129mph Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, but Thursday morning broke bright and clear, and although still pretty cold, nothing like the wind-chills which forced last weeks crew to stay an extra day on the summit.


    Our Destination


    Home for the Next Seven Days


    View West to Franconia Ridge


    Southwest to Mount Carrigain, The Osceolas and the Hancocks


    Looking Down the Long Arm of the Southern Presidentials


    Toasty

    KDT

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    Have fun helping out up there this week! Look forward to some more pics.
    Bob

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    That's over forty degrees
    I'd rather have it thirty,
    Twenty, ten, five and let it freeeeEEEEEEeeze!

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    Have a great week and keep the photos coming.
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    Enjoy, I really love that first picture.

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    Thanks guys, here's a few more:


    Sun Disappears Behind the Clouds


    Clouds Move Over the Northern Presidentials


    Clouds Swallow the Southern Presidentials


    My Partner Made Curry Chicken w/Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms for Supper Tomorrow I'll Cook

    KDT

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    I like the last photo!
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