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February 2000 Photo Gallery

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First Light
A cool morning before sunrise on the summit February 3, 2000. The winds were averaging 63 MPH with a temperature of -7°F and a wind chill of -66°F.

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Dawn
A sunrise illuminates the rime encrusted buildings on the summit. Members of the Observatory are eligible to spend an overnight on the summit through the EduTrips Program.

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Undercast
The summit enjoys a brilliant sun above an undercast while the valleys below are under gray skies. February 19, 2000.

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Toothpicks
Early in the morning February 3, 2000. Outreach Coordinator Bryan Yeaton busily reloading film for another shot while the first sun's rays light the summit.

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Stairs
Rime ice covering the stairs leading to the lower parking lot used in the summertime for auto road travelers. Wildcat Ski Area is visible in the background.

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Stage and Trestle
The Stage Office building and the end of the Cog Railway trestle. These two structures were in existence when the Observatory was founded in 1932.

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Bombardier
Bombardier operator Chris Uggerholt clears away 6 to 10 foot drifts to keep the only route available for vehicular traffic passable to the summit while bringing observers up for a shift change.

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Undercast 2
The clouds look like the waves of an ocean. Notice the similar shapes of the wind-drifted snow in the foreground. This undercast occured after the region received almost 8 inches of new snow from a large storm system that moved in from the midwest. February 19, 2000.

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