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Undertoad 06-13-2001 09:54 AM

Last fall we went to the observatory at the top of Mt. Washington (New Hampshire, highest mt. in the Eastern US) and they offer this image as a poster there. It's a great image though, and I've selected it even though it will load pretty slowly on modems. It's worth the wait in high resolution I think.

The weather conditions at the top of the mountain are often bizarre and quite different from conditions at the base. There can be snow in May and September (and they've recorded snow even in July and August). There can be wind gusts over 100MPH; the record recorded there is 231, which is also the world record for wind recorded anywhere! The average wind speed is about 40.

The people at the observatory have cats as companions, and this one happened to be caught outside during a condition where water droplets freeze instantly on cold surfaces.

Katkeeper 07-04-2001 06:48 PM

I just hate seeing zero responses to one of my favorite pictures.

jaguar 07-05-2001 03:59 AM

I would have but i couldn't think of an entertaining quip at the time =)

If its any consolation i saved this and gave it to my girlfirend who loved it (bigtime animal lover, 6 cats, 2 dogs and +100 fish)

And it has had well over 600 views...

Katkeeper 07-05-2001 05:51 AM

Glad to hear it is getting good circulation! I first saw the image last year in the gift shop on the top of Mt. Washington. I show it to my cat to let him know that things could be a whole lot worse. I have given it to cat loving friends as well, all of whom love it.

footfootfoot 01-29-2009 07:40 PM

Wow. Holy spammer batman!

Shawnee123 01-29-2009 07:44 PM

I don't know...I think it's just a person using a great opportunity to make the connection, for us, about cats and hotels.

Wait, what?

Oh Alan, we barely knew ye.

footfootfoot 01-29-2009 07:47 PM

Mt. Washington
Washington DC
Rump Roast
it all makes sense!

Shawnee123 01-29-2009 07:48 PM

Well duh Dr Massuess.

SPUCK 01-30-2009 03:25 AM


will load pretty slowly on modems.
What's a modem?


TheMercenary 01-30-2009 09:45 AM

Frigid pussy.

Cloud 01-30-2009 10:31 AM

cool cat!

Flint 01-30-2009 10:47 AM

i can has freezburger

Shawnee123 01-30-2009 11:16 AM


Icicle your jokes, man.

TheMercenary 01-30-2009 04:30 PM

Yur katz is outside, yur dogz is inside. Why?

hampor 02-02-2009 03:28 PM

Highest in Northeast US
Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina is a bit higher, but not nearly the same weather.

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