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2010-10-10 15:28:06.000 – Jennifer Finn,  Summit Intern

Finally, the sun!

After being stuck in the clouds for over two days, a beautiful day on the summit like today is one to be ecstatic about. Kristin, Stacey, and I started the day off right by waking up just before dawn to welcome our long-lost friend, the sun. I was particularly excited considering it was my first one on the mountain (mostly because the sun’s been rising later every day and I’m not that much of a morning person). I attempted to go outside in jeans to snap some photos, and that ended up not being the best idea so I headed back inside. Luckily, I found Marty in the rotunda and we watched the sunrise together…how romantic! It was stunning watching the sun as it rose, and the Presidentials looked beautiful with a light frosting of ice on top just as it was just peeking over the horizon.

I went out a little later to help take an observation, and was thrilled to see crystal clear visibility with hardly a cloud in the sky. I say hardly because I was also fortunate enough to get a glimpse of some nice lenticular clouds to the southeast. Winds were still fairly strong so I did get blown around quite a bit while trying to walk on the deck (that was and is still coated in rime ice). I can’t say it wasn’t fun though! Our new ObsCast will be out tomorrow with plenty of footage of us summit dwellers playing the “bad” weather, along with some “good” weather footage too!

 

Jennifer Finn,  Summit Intern

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