September 11

2008-09-11 18:09:51.000 – Mike Carmon,  Summit Intern


My welcome back to the summit was a blustery and cold one—a stark contrast from the 80-90 degree weather I enjoyed on my week off. When I arrived at the summit Wednesday morning, the temperature was around 29 degrees and winds were blowing near 50 mph, creating some chilly wind chills. I thought I was prepared for it, but as soon as I opened the door of the van I knew I wasn’t. My hands nearly froze during the unloading/reloading process, but I quickly recovered. I’m definitely not in Jersey anymore.n

nThe winds died down during the day yesterday, and are dead calm today. The three-cup was back up today, which is always a sign of tamer weather up here. Temperatures have warmed up, so I still haven’t gotten to try out the crow bar. By the looks of the forecast, I probably won’t get that chance this week. Temperatures look like they’re going to average in the 60s for the weekend with plenty of rain. That’s more of what I’m used to, but not what I was looking forward to! Tonight might be the only chance to see a decent sunset before early next week.n

nShift change yesterday was long again, which is becoming a trend for when our shift is coming up. I felt bad for the leaving shift yesterday, as they didn’t get out of here until late afternoon. n

nYesterday was long for me as well, due to the fact that I left Nashua at 5 a.m. yesterday morning to get to the base by 8. But luckily last night I got the best night’s sleep I’ve had up here yet, probably because my room was so warm. I don’t mind that at all.n

nThere was a memorial for September 11th in the parking lot today, as it is the 7th anniversary.n

nMarty’s been pretty lethargic these past two days. n

nThe Onion is some pretty messed up but hilarious stuff.


Mike Carmon,  Summit Intern

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