Change Of Season
2013-10-23 21:22:53.000 – Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
Summit Crew Putting On Chains
Today marked yet another checkpoint on our way to winter – putting chains on the tires. While I am an over the top advocate of winter weather, I hate putting on chains! First, there is nothing more annoying than getting my clothing dirty before I ever reach the summit. Putting on chains requires one to lie on the ground to wrestle dirty hooks and clasps into place. Second, it seems that no matter how neatly the chains are put away into their bin, they come out tangled. By tangled, I mean I would rather solve a Rubik’s Cube most times. Third, chains are designed to be tight on the tire by way of design; however, this means an incredible struggle ensues. Usually the score is chains 1 – Becca 0. Today was different though. For the first time, I beat the chains! I don’t know if it was because it was the first installation of the season luck, but I sure hope it continues until we can use the snowcat from top to bottom.
Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist