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May 2008 Blog Posts (13)

- 82 at the South Pole - May 31, 2008

Weather for South Pole Station

The date is 05-31-2008 at 10:46 AM


-63.3 C -81.9 F


-82.9 C -117.1 F


8.5 kts Grid 63


670.2 mb (11000 ft)

UTC 05-30-2008 at 22:46 Z

If you want to see official met data- click on this link .

If you want to see South Pole Weather FAQ's -… Continue

Added by Terry on May 30, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

What a week

I feel horrible, because I was on MyCoolworks so much this winter and spring and have virtually disappeared over the last 2 weeks. Needless to say, it has been a busy time for me. Start up of a 460 room seasonal property is very difficult. No matter how many times I do it, it never seems to get any easier. Boy I wish it would some times. But a remarkable transformation has taken place over the last 6 days. We opened the doors to the Mt McKinley Princess Lodge on May 15, and boy did I think I… Continue

Added by Rick Peterson on May 20, 2008 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Last night I had one of those moments.

Last night I had one of those moments.

One of those moments that while you’re experiencing it, there’s that tiny voice in your head that keeps saying –Wow, Wow, Wow.

One of those moments that even while you’re experiencing it, it’s like you’re also watching yourself experience it.

I’ve had these moments before – they’re few and far between – probably what makes them so shocked through with energy and immediacy.

Skiing through bare aspens on a cold… Continue

Added by Kathi on May 20, 2008 at 8:22am — 3 Comments


Know Your Zombies

The idea of the zombie derives from Voodoo lore. Voodoo (or voudou or vodun) is a much maligned and misunderstood religion; the popular idea of it in the United States and Europe is about as close to the reality as Satanism is to the Catholic church. Anyone using voodoo for evil (a bokor) is the equivalent of the guys who carry out ceremonies in deserted churches with pentagrams and goat's blood.

In any case, zombies do not feature in the original West African… Continue

Added by Rabbit on May 19, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments


So this is my last evening in the lower 48. I have repacked three times, and last night I was finally able to fit everything I wanted into my two bags. I have a terrible habit of overpacking, and this time I truly attempted not to. It's just hard to decide what I need for four months, but overpacked or not, I got it all to fit. I leave at 7:00 AM tomorrow, with an 11 hour layover in Salt Lake City. What I am going to do for 11 hrs, I am still trying to figure out. I'm going to try and ask Delta… Continue

Added by Nikki on May 14, 2008 at 4:49pm — 2 Comments

One Day....

There was one day that i was just like many of the younger crowd that i now read about on this site.Happy with their decisions in life.Happy to be part of something with a much bigger picture.Making a difference in their life and others...

One day i woke up and found that i had fallen into the pit of life...Go to work,have a family,raise a family,struggle along wondering if this is what its all about...repeat for about 20 years...Don't get me wrong,my life is good,i'm happy with it overall… Continue

Added by jeff on May 14, 2008 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

My "So-Called" Life

It is 10:35AM on a Sunny morning, temps will be about 70 degrees today... not a cloud in the sky. I'm sitting here in my "cubicle", in the office of a large insurance company, responding to people's "i need this.. can you set up this meeting... how do you do this...". And i think to myself, that if any of these people really knew what was so important in life, they probably wouldn't be here. But yet they are all blinded by big bucks. Sometimes I sit here and wonder and think about my life at 26… Continue

Added by Jason Kemple on May 13, 2008 at 8:54am — 7 Comments


So I have been home for a week now and living under my parents roof. It's SO BORING and time seems to be going by much too slow. I leave on the 15th for Alaska and it feels like a lifetime away. I have no job and most of my friends work full time here, so I sit at home all day. I have to say I have watched more tv than I ever have. It's also hotter than hell in Orlando already, I went to the beach yestersday and it was well into the 90's. The tourists are starting to swarm towards the parks… Continue

Added by Nikki on May 5, 2008 at 1:18pm — 3 Comments

Spring Skiing in Yellowstone - Up Avalanche Peak on May 3rd

Sylvan Pass and Avalanche Peak, in Yellowstone, can be a spring treat. The road over Sylvan Pass and out to Cody opened up on May 2nd and we got up early to take a look at Avalanche Peak on the 3rd. We left Gardiner at 6ish, found PLENTY of snow at the trailhead (about 6 feet), started up at about 8:30, grunted to the summit in 3 hours and enjoyed some recreational gravity on the way back.

Interesting and great time of year. Out there… Continue

Added by Bill Berg on May 4, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

2 weeks away

the day is getting closer till we leave for Mount Rushmore. Getting more excited each day. Just hope the weather is nice and warm. I hear that they are getting snow up north. No matter what I plan to have a fun and exciting time in the Black Hills.

Added by Margie H on May 4, 2008 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Party party party

Today I've got some family comin over to my moms where ive been stayin the last couple nights for a little going away get together. People should be arriving in about an hour or two and i'm just trying to think of things i've missed as far as preparation. I've sprayed down my duffel bag which used to smell a bit like kitty urine (I'm gonna miss that little bastard!). I've hosed off my hiking shoes which i got a little muddy yesterday hoofin it around brown county park, crossing slippery beaver… Continue

Added by Jacob Goodner on May 3, 2008 at 11:18am — No Comments

excitement, with a touch of rage

Well it's now the 2nd, which leaves me with 3 more nights in good ol' Green Bay. I am extremely excited to arrive in Alaska and kick off the summer. On the other hand, i feel like an idiot after yesterday... I somehow managed to lose my brand new digital camera i bought for the trip. Although it was nearly 400 dollars, it's not so much about the money. I'm just furious that I may not have any means to document the beginning of my trip before that whole economic stimulus rebate thing hits my… Continue

Added by Jacob Goodner on May 2, 2008 at 6:38am — 2 Comments

Postcard Picture

I received a postcard in the mail yesterday. It was a picture taken of Summit Lake. Granted, the entire picture resembles a serene watercolor of white and blue, washing together, with hints of spring on the way. You can't see the lake, it's completely covered by snow. You can't see the lodge either. But in some way, it's nice to get a "glimpse" of what will be home for the next four months. I put it on my fridge, to remind me for the next two weeks that this will all be worth it.

I… Continue

Added by Nicholle on May 2, 2008 at 2:01am — No Comments

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