Friday, December 9, 2016
Way Too Much Wind Chill On The Mount Wichita Summit
In the abstract it seemed like a good idea to go mountain climbing.
However, the reality of such turned out to be not such a good idea.
When I drove to the base of Mount Wichita, around 11 this morning, the temperature was hovering around 35. The wind blowing supposedly made that 35 feel like the low 20s.
When I reached the summit of Mount Wichita the howling gale penetrated my windbreaker as if I had nothing breaking the wind at all.
I quickly made my way back to ground level and then just as quickly made it back to the warm comfort of my vehicle.
The picture I took from the Mount Wichita summit sort of captures what a forbidding cold location this was today.
If I attempt mountain climbing again during this period of Big Chills I will likely do so attired as if I was going skiing. Or maybe just wait til HEAT returns....