Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Call of the Wild

2015-02-16 15.52.59What is it about inclement weather that amplifies the call of the wild? The forest takes on an entirely different ambiance during different hours of the day, seasons of the year, and varying weather. Today’s ice storm coated the mountain in a quarter inch of ice; it was like walking through a giant glass menagerie with the silence occasionally broken by the sound of crashing limbs and entire trees.

Don’t wait for “pretty” weather to take your favorite hike. You may find a splendor and solitude during rain, snow or sleet that you won’t otherwise get to experience – – there are no “bad” days in the forest.

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Space Station tonight at 6:12 p.m.

This will be a good evening to view the Space Station. Sunset Rock will be a good place to view this event. Around 6:12 PM, from Sunset Rock face Southwest. Extend your arm lowering your fist so that the bottom of your hand is on the horizon. The top of your hand represents about 30 degrees. The Space Station will appear brighter than any star, and advancing faster than a jet. There will be another decent viewing time Saturday at 6:05 PM.

shuttle viewing