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post #31 of 50
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Originally Posted by songfta
But I like thunderstorms. I like the bombast, the clatter, the noise and the sudden darkness of it all. Granted, if it strikes you or your property, that's a definite negative.

I like thunderstorms. I was just on a kayak tour last weekend through the Alligator River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, and a thunderstorm blew up while we were out. As much as I was concerned about being on the water during the storm, it was really pretty cool. Paddling through the dark wetland under the trees, with the raindrops making rings on the surface of the water, and the thunder rumbling in the distance, and the marsh frogs singing like crazy.... it was kind of surreal and primeval

I love changing seasons.
post #32 of 50
what sucks the most about summer?

green hills turning brown.

moist trails turn dusty.

contact lenses start to bother me on fast DH runs.

bike never needs washing but chain always needs cleaning and re-lubing.

the forests start to smell like fires waiting to happen.

the forest animals are lethargic during all daylight hours.

the sunny heat on open fire / logging roads can be penetrating and mean.

BUT...

even with all that, I'd take summer any time. any. time.
post #33 of 50
I hate the humidity more than anything but the ticks, spyder webs that always seem to get me in the face, mosquitos, flies and various stinging critters just suck. I don't mind being cold but I hate being so hot, just standing there and sweating. Also, I like to sleep in 58-60 degrees and it's just too hot in the summer to sleep (here in NJ). I wish summer went from June to July 31 and then immediately the temps could not go above 65 and snow would start in October. On a positive note, I do enjoy early morning walks (6:00) with my dog and Shooting sports (which I don't do in the winter). Oh, don't forget the BBQ's on the deck.
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by slider
That was Memorial Day. They are hurting for sure. It looked like August. Could almost ski to the parking lot. At 10:30 AM you could see heat waves rising off the snowpack.: Couple of weeks of hot weather and poof it's gone.: I'll go 1 more time in June to meet SCSA at a camp and then that will be it till next season.: Oh well,there's always fishing.
I'm just hoping I can I can pull off my planned summer ski vacation over the July 4th weekend. I've got a friend coming out from NY who hasn't been able to ski for months and is dieing for a few runs. I'd imagine by then I'll have to either download on the magic mile chair or walk a LONG way back to the lodge. I have heard rumors that Timberline may close the glacier early this year, but I have no idea if there is any validity to this.

Does anyone know if Timberline has been forced to close before Labor Day in the past? I haven't been a local long enough to know.
post #35 of 50
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Originally Posted by Finndog
humidity ...ticks, spyder webs ... mosquitos, flies and various stinging critters ... so hot ... it's just too hot in the summer to sleep (here in NJ).
Thanks for reminding me, I'll be sure not to move back.
post #36 of 50
well being form the land of year round cycling and camping I like it warm too...:

I have to plan my skiing ..... since it involves air travel....but I usually get in 15+ days a year and ride 4 -5 days a week year round.

if you complain about where you live.... MOVE.....

our faorite saying along those lines is....

If you LOVE NY ....take I-95 north
(I am originally from NY ...so relax)
or
Leaving FLorida .... Take a friend
post #37 of 50
Well summer here in the Southland kinda sucks. The beaches are mobbed with tourists who clog the one main road, stores and restraurants. Though it is a bit comical to see the lilly light ones on arrival day in a full orange/red glow at dinner the first day here.

The ocean goes flat, so the surf is limited.

Humidity---I never understood humidity till I moved here. How about 103-110 head index (humidity and temp combined) in late July and Aug. Afternoon T-Storms a few days a week. Ever not be able to dry off after taking a shower because the humidity is so high ? Welcome to the beach !

Now mid-Sept is a different story.........The temp drops to the high 80s/low 90s...the humidity drops to around 75% and it's the peak of hurricane season ! That means waves ! That means damage (which means more job security) ! The tourists go home ! Prices all over this place, on everything, drops to high from out-of-sight.

It's only 3 months till (my) ski season starts.........then..........life is good !

Have a good summer everyone...and if you head this way.....put some sun screen on. OK ?
post #38 of 50
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Originally Posted by mikebike
if you complain about where you live.... MOVE.....
But not into my neighborhood, mmmkay?
post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by kjb516
I'm just hoping I can I can pull off my planned summer ski vacation over the July 4th weekend. I've got a friend coming out from NY who hasn't been able to ski for months and is dieing for a few runs. I'd imagine by then I'll have to either download on the magic mile chair or walk a LONG way back to the lodge. I have heard rumors that Timberline may close the glacier early this year, but I have no idea if there is any validity to this.

Does anyone know if Timberline has been forced to close before Labor Day in the past? I haven't been a local long enough to know.
Not that I know anything (I'm on the wrong side of the country), but Mt. Hood Camps and Windells are both confirming sessions through August now. This came from Mike Annett today.

"Since March 20th we have continually received snow and Mt. Hood is in a pattern that includes a strong spring storm track. Climatologists have declared an end to the winter drought and we are receiving loads of snow above the 6,500 foot level. Some of the colder storms put snow as low as 4,000 feet. Since camp started we have had 1 sunny day and 3 stormy ones.

This photo was taken during Cutter's Camp. One of the rare clear days in May."



-TT
post #40 of 50
I flew over Timberline in August 2001 (the last lean snow year in PNW) and the snow was very brown. They made it to Labor Day but barely, and did not reopen until they got new snow in November.

This summer will be worse. 4th of July should be safe, but I would recommend avoiding August. The same recommendation might apply to summer camps at Blackcomb. My son was up there in 2002, and the regulars said even in normal years the conditions are nicer in June/early July than later.
post #41 of 50
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
Thanks for reminding me, I'll be sure not to move back.
Yea, well what can I say, I wish I could move too! glad you escaped. Where did you live?
post #42 of 50
I love summer. Swimming, canoe trips, biking, cold beer on a hot afternoon, laying on the beach. You can have spring and fall though.
post #43 of 50
I do not mind summer and I do not mind heat. I have no air conditioning in my van or my boat.
post #44 of 50
I love the tropics and sub tropics....but I keep dreaming of a blizzard and this is only my third season skiing......
post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by Finndog
Yea, well what can I say, I wish I could move too! glad you escaped. Where did you live?
Sparta.
post #46 of 50
This weekend has been the first weekend this year where the weather has been hot and relatively dry. Its great to be in shorts and enjoying the hot weather. My problem is I forgot just how noisy my neighborhood really is.

I live 150 yards from the centerline of Northeast Ohios busiest private runway and everybody and his brother are flying this weekend. One of my neighbors just bought a Blalanca 300 for his 16yo kid. The Blalanca 300 is a noisy slug of an airplane. To get 300hp out of the engine they increase the rpm to 2800. This puts the prop tips over the speed of sound and that thing really cracks and that kid loves it. Damn boy, you got a prop control on that thing yah know.

My neighbor on the other side is tuning up his T-6 military trainer in the driveway. Another neighbor was tuning up his formula one dragster yesterday for a race today. Another neighbor is tweaking his golf cart up (275+hp) and everyone else is mowing their two acre lawns.

We have had numerous landings and takeoffs by a Cessna Caravan on floats and the smell of burned jet fuel and 100LL is constantly blowing by in the breeze. The sound of aircraft in the pattern is constant. On days like today there are approximately 600 takeoffs and landings.

The wife has just demanded that we close up and turn on the airconditioning. I will buy that. If you have the windows and the blinds open at night the rotating beacon paints the bedroom white and green every 4 seconds. Such is life when you live in a flyin subdivision.

We are selling this summer to move to a location that is quieter and much cheaper. This house will sell for four times what I paid for it in 1990 and we can buy a brand new house somewhere else.

Wife wants a cluster home that is maintenance free so I can go play ski instructor out west if I want to.
post #47 of 50
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Originally Posted by FRAU
I like thunderstorms. I was just on a kayak tour last weekend through the Alligator River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, and a thunderstorm blew up while we were out. As much as I was concerned about being on the water during the storm, it was really pretty cool. Paddling through the dark wetland under the trees, with the raindrops making rings on the surface of the water, and the thunder rumbling in the distance, and the marsh frogs singing like crazy.... it was kind of surreal and primeval

I love changing seasons.
I agree. I love thunderstorms, hot summer days, low humidity, and summer wildflowers.

You have to wonder why I live in the PNW. It often rains all summer here. I think I should move to Jackson Hole.
post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by kjb516
Does anyone know if Timberline has been forced to close before Labor Day in the past?
Yes, I believe it was '97 that a group of us flew up there for the Labor Day weekend to ski and they had already closed due to lack of snow. I could be wrong on the year, but I think that was it. I've been going up there every year since '94 so they kinda run together.
I know that they used to pride themselves in being open for skiing/riding every month of the year, but in '01 and '03 they were only open 9 or 10 months.
post #49 of 50
Thread Starter 
Just one other thing I like about summer is that there are alot of ladies sun bathing on the roof out here in the city Thats why I work on Saterday during the summer It really helps that my office is at the 18 floor and we have a 7x35 and 10x50 binocular But than must of you wouldn't be able to see a think when you come over to Manhattan cause you're on grade They do crazy things on roof that u couldn't see on the beach

BUT what really kill summer is humidity. I hate those summer HOT quite windless nights it's freaking hot and sticky. Today in NYC it reached 96 degrees eventhough it says 80 something........I can't wait for fall....and my cousin ask me if I want to join him for a camping trip upstate....maybe until next life
post #50 of 50
I'd like it to be summer! Saturday watched it snow nearly all day. Fine for Oct not for June. Thankfully Sunday was spring like and got to take the Cake out for the first time.

55 This morning , got to run in shorts and a t-shirt. So for all you Summer Haters, maybe you need to move.
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