2007-10-29 18:24:58.000 – Steve Welsh, IT Observer
Sunset – Oct 24th 2007
The weather in New England is known to be changeable but the summit brings a whole new meaning to the word. This past week has brought us just about everything from calm winds to gusts of over 100 mph; clear skies with spectacular 100 mile plus views to dense fog; warm (well warm for up here) to down right cold temperatures; we’ve also had rain, snow and ice. Yet again the panoramas have been spectacular with several spectacular sunrises and sunsets plus fantastic views of the stars and full moon.
Now that the auto road and the State Park building are closed for the winter it has been noticeably quieter up here with only a few hardy hikers and the occasional cog train putting in appearances. We have, however, seen more wildlife with a red fox making a memorial appearance plus a couple of snow buntings flitting around the summit last Friday.
Talking of winter and snow we have noticed that some of the nearby ski resorts are turning white. I guess that it won’t be too long before the ski season starts in earnest. Most people up here can’t wait.
Steve Welsh, IT Observer