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Up in the air at Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory

The clearing weather presented both a threat (mostly to our wallets) and an opportunity.  As we pulled into Haines Junction, we debated our options. The circle was nearly complete.  Along with my 13-year-old son, my Alaskan friend Elizabeth and I … Continue reading

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Missing my (Wild)Cat: Skittering on New Mexico’s ski slopes

Here in New England, skiers are familiar with what I call the “skitter” – the combination of a clattering sound and a slipping movement a skier experiences when she is cruising down a slope and suddenly encounters a patch of … Continue reading

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Crisis on Mount Washington: The Empty Sugar Barrel

Saturday was a crazy day for the weather observers, as the information technology observer took down the computer servers for some infrastructure maintenance. As with most IT endeavors, the process took much longer than anticipated.  Usually the weather instruments are … Continue reading

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Cat vs. Camel: An epic battle on Mount Washington provides an opportunity to write about Marty

  Marty, the Mount Washington summit cat, has been an elusive animal this week, slipping in and out of the Observatory staff quarters only to eat and use the litter box.  Apparently he has a friend who stays in the State … Continue reading

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The world’s worst weather: Bring it on!

Spending a week in January on a mountain billed as having the world’s worst weather isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time.  But, I say, why go to an all-inclusive resort in Cancun with everyone else in the world when … Continue reading

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