Work around the summit
2010-11-12 20:42:13.000 – Erica Sandschulte, Summit Intern
One great thing about this job is that there is always something new to do and learn. For example: Ken, Brian and I had to assemble a pipe long enough that would create a cast for the cables to run from the inner tower to about 40 feet out onto the deck in preparation for an upcoming project. Although the details of the project are still underway, the primary efforts were able to be accomplished this afternoon before another onset of weather conditions below freezing. It was a last minute decision to feed the cables through the pipe, but it was a smart one. De-icing a 40ft pipe would not be the easiest thing to do with some of the weather we experience up here; therefore, taking advantage of the clear and calm conditions was a great move. Fortunately, working a couple hours on the observation deck allowed us to take in the wonderful 360 degree view!
Tomorrow weather conditions will be comparable to today. Temperatures in the lower 40’s, calm winds, and mostly clear skies. As mentioned in previous comments, these temperatures are unseasonably high for this time of year. During November, the summit observes average temperatures in the lower 20’s. For the rest of the weekend, we will be likely to see clear skies; but hopefully by next week, snow showers will return. Soon enough, we all will be able to hit the slopes for ski season. Cheers to that!
Erica Sandschulte, Summit Intern