Back In Action
2014-04-06 16:22:42.000 – Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
It’s good to be back!
After an unexpected absence for the first half of this shift, I re-joined my shift-mates this morning. No, it was not an impromptu vacation that kept me away, but a nasty illness. Sickness is something to very strictly and seriously guard against on the summit. For one, the altitude does have a noticeable effect on the body, often dragging out recovery time from illnesses. In addition, due to the close quarters in which we live, germs spread like wildfire, and I had no desire to spread the ‘wealth’ to anyone up here. For those reasons, I stayed away until I was certain I could return and be of some use!
In my absence, my co-workers Tom, Kyle, and Sam were forced to pick up the slack and cover all of the necessary tasks that I would otherwise help out with. Hats off and major kudos to the three of them, who handled the situation wonderfully, allowing me to rest up and return back to action on the summit quicker!
Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Education Specialist