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Another Day on the Job

July 14th, 2013

View from the office

 

So many trails – so much rain… and not the dog kind. Due to today’s torrential downpours, I am trapped inside instead of on a trail with my pup like I should be. It’s OK. There’s lots of work to be done and the view from the office isn’t too bad. The sounds of birds chirping, the stream below, and hail on the roof make for a superb work soundtrack.

 

Campsites Mentioned In This Post

 

Weather APIs

October 8th, 2012

Which weather? Here’s a comparison.

http://www.hamweather.com/products/aeris-api/
750 requests/day
3 requests/second
15-day forecast
15+ endpoints
Aeris Web – JavaScript/PHP
Standard support

http://www.wunderground.com/weather/api/d/pricing.html
Calls 500/day 10/min
10-day forecast summary
Hourly 1-day forecast
Satellite thumbnail
Dynamic Radar image
Severe alerts
Tides and Currents
Tides and Currents Raw

Weather.com
$19.99/mo
TruPointTM Current Weather Conditions
3-Day Data Forecast
3,000 Monthly Data Requests
English Language

http://www.worldweatheronline.com/free-weather-feed.aspx
Upto 5 day weather
Current conditions
Weather by date
City and Town
UK Postcode
US Zipcode
Latitude/Longitude (decimal)
Airport (IATA code)
IP Address
XML/JSON/CSV weather
99.9% uptime
Advert free
Email/Forum support
Commercial/Non-commercial Use
500 request per hour

Our Rainbow Gathering

July 8th, 2011

July 4th Rainbow on Arches Trail

A July 4th Rainbow and Hoodoos

Another Independence Day has passed, and we still haven’t made it to a Rainbow Gathering. This year, the rainbow came to us. While hiking Arches Trail in the Dixie National Forest of Utah, this wonder appeared in the distance.

I hope everyone had a great holiday. Happy belated birthday, United States of America.

 

 

 

 

Snow Good

April 10th, 2011

I have to admit it. I normally detest snow but for some reason I was secretly excited about the prospect of snow up here on the mountain. It turned out to be everything I was hoping. When we woke up on Saturday everything was covered in at least 4″s of snow. It was so beautiful! The following pictures here taken a few hours later, after the snow started melting off.

Priorities! Notice the squeaky clean solar panel - Prescott, AZ
Alx (AKA David Driter) hiding from the snow - Prescott, AZ

Our rig was snowed in, as was our camp mate Alx‘s rig.

Our white campsite - Prescott, AZ
Our beautiful white campsite - Prescott, AZ

The campsite was pretty well dusted.

Could not have been in a better place during the snow storm - Prescott, AZ
Rain loves hiking in the snow - Prescott, AZ

Nothing stops Rain’s morning walk…. err hike! She’s not happy unless it takes at least two hours.

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April Snow Showers

April 7th, 2011

Scratch that… April blizzards. I think we might have let the desert a little too early!

From nws.noaa.gov….

Friday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 11 to 14 mph increasing to between 21 and 24 mph. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Friday Night: Snow showers. Low around 33. South wind 14 to 17 mph decreasing to between 5 and 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Saturday: Snow showers. High near 38. West southwest wind between 11 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

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