Showers and a shower…

2007-05-11 12:53:28.000 – Jim Salge,  Observer


A line of showers moved over the summit this morning, ending the heat wave and the streak of largely dry weather on the summit. Through the first ten days of the month, the Observers only recorded 0.05 inches of precipitation on the peak, which, having experienced the ‘World’s Worst Weather’ for the past for years, seems absurd to me! A few more showers are possible on the peaks into this evening, and then we’re in for more dry, but seasonably cool weather.

And speaking of showers, yesterday was Thursday, yet I took a shower. As former staff, volunteers, and Edu-Trippers can attest to, limiting water consumption on the summit is of utmost priority during the winter months, where all wastewater must be stored in tanks. Mandatory water restrictions mandate that staff may only shower once a week, typically on Sundays. However, with the recent heat wave, we’ve been able to go on our summer water systems, hence normal showers may resume! It feels good to be clean!

Now behind this morning’s line of showers, we are encountering some clearing skies, and can see down to the valley in air that with significantly reduced haze. Green leaves on a few early trees are for the first time evident north of the notches, and will likely brighten through the next week. I imagine quite a different world upon our down trip next Wednesday!

Lastly, an anticpated postion at the summit is currently posted in our Jobs page. Interested applicants can follow up by following directions from this link.


Jim Salge,  Observer

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