Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Weathering Heights

We helped the friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center by hauling a weather station up to Fresno Ridge, pulling the old one off and putting the new one on. They made this real easy for us to do. A clap on the back to Crane Johnson.

Here's Rocket supervising our work. The main controller box also contains the temperature, humidity, and pressure gauge on on this unit. Its found in the middle of our crap, I mean packs. We put this unit on after taking the old unit off.

This is Thomas bolting the main unit on the tripod.

This is Thomas attaching the anenometer wire to the pole. We don't want anything flapping in the wind.

Taking a break after finishing the work.

Heading home. Rocket carried the tools, about 10 pounds, in his pack. Thomas and I alternated carrying the weather station up in my pack. Thomas carried the old weather station down. Thomas has the old weather station in his pack.

It was foggy or cloudy all day but only enveloped us at the weather station. Fun day, and glad we could help folks out. We'll be watching the weather in the Summit area for skiing this winter :) Now were talking fun~!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pineapple Express

What's a funhog to do when he wakes up and finds its 61 deg F outside? What a sock in the chops. Those gosh darn blocking highs and fronts moving in from the south put an end to our early ski season. Well, we put on the hiking shoes, make up a lunch and take the dogs out for a hike.

The place was empty besides a few moose, a bunch of Dall Sheep up high, and this Raven. Just a fifteen feet off the trail. He watched us walk by. Valley was interested in him but I just couldn't see the Raven letting her sniff his rump. I don't know Ravens too well but I don't think they act like dogs very often.

The pretty girl on the last break of the day.