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The forecast for this week calls for bright sun and HOT temperatures for Monday and Tuesday. By Wednesday some showers are supposed to roll in with some thunderstorms on Thursday. Right now Friday is hard to call with some showers in the morning likely. Saturdaposed supposed to be cloudy with some sun and cooler temperatures. Sunny weather returns through Tuesday as the temperatures again build into the 70's. The nights have been warm but will likely get cooler after the storm front passes. We tend to wear less when we hike on these warmer days and empty some extra clothing out of the pack. Be careful of the "wind chill" as this can turn a cool day into a MUCH cooler day! Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!
Monday: April 1st: AT from Mt Peter to Fitzgerald Falls
I take hundreds and sometimes thousands of pictures each year. It is hard for me to "throw out" pictures so most of them end up in my online albums. Some of these pictures are better than others and I am trying to be more selective. For the past four years I have looked at ALL of the pictures fro the year and selected some to publish in print. Various websites such as Winkflash, Shutterfly, Blurb and Zazzle provide this service. I always wait until there is a sale of 50% off or more! Below are links to the PDF copies of these books.
Not all traction devices are created equal under all conditions. Some are better on snow while others excel in icy conditions. Even on ice different traction devices will operate differently depending on the amount of ice. CAUTION: The Yak Xtremes are NOT appropriate for hiking unless it is on ice on flat terrain. There are at least two design flaws which make the these devices fail in actual hiking conditions. Do NOT depend on these devices! Click here for a complete explanation.
- Instep crampons
- Full crampons
This suite from SoftOrbits contains 9 different programs! These programs can be purchased separately but are a real bargain when purchased as the suite. The suite includes programs to batch resize pictures and to remove photostamps. There are programs to retouch photographs and to add "makeup" to portraits. There is even a program to recover USB drives. Check out their offering at SoftOrbits.
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