Posts tagged: mountains along Lynn Canal

All Things Being Equinoctial

By , September 25, 2019

This year, observing the Autumnal Equinox has proved particularly challenging.

For a vast percentage of modern society, the autumnal equinox, if noticed at all, is a specific date on the calendar: September 21st. While the equinox has fallen on the 21st for the last several years, it can fall anywhere between September 21st and 24th, inclusive. This year it fell on September 23rd—sort of . . . . The equinox actually occurred at 3:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. So, for Alaska, it occurred at 11:50 p.m. September 22nd.

snow on the mountains, SE Alaska

“Termination dust” on “LC Mountain” (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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General Update

By , September 19, 2019

Not much to report on the homestead recently, which is good; the combination of tour ships and wet weather, a potent combination according to my knowledgeable source in these matters (see The Mysteries of Cellular Internet Explained) has reduced our internet time considerably. For instance, it took me several days to successfully upload the September Monthly Movie recently.

Oddly, and somewhat pleasantly, we’ve alternated rainy days and sunny days over last weekend. Michelle’s and Aly’s end-of-season staff party for Rainbow Glacier Adventures fell on a sunny day; since it included a chartered boat to Skagway, that turned out quite nice!

Sawmill Fall near Skagway, Alaska

Sawmill Fall, near the top of Lynn Canal on the way to Skagway, Alaska (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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