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summer sabbatical

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  • #1936
    linguine
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    Just letting everyone know that I’m about to head off to Arizona to work with the student conservation association at organ pipe national monument for the summer where I probably won’t have regular internet access so if I’m not around for many contests over the summer thats why.(but I’ll make sure I pop in from time to time to say hi and make sure there aren’t too many thank god linguine is around comments being posted) If any of the arizona farktographers or anyone else who’s dumb enough to head to arizona in the summer wants to come bake with me in the desert let me know, I should be getting there by the end of June and be there through some point in early or mid September depending on how much funding they have.

    #31233
    orionid
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    Awesome. Take lots of photos so we can travel vicariously through your eyes.

    #31232
    nobigdeal
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    Nice! Have fun!

    #31231
    CauseISaidSo
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    Wow, what an awesome opportunity. Enjoy the experience, take lots of photos (like orionid said), and as you enter your xxth straight day of 100+ and start to wonder why you decided this would be a good idea, always remember – at least it’s a dry heat. 😉

    #31230
    Plamadude30k
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    Not sure why you’d want to visit Arizona during the summer, but I hope you have fun. If for some odd reason you have any time off, we should get an Arizona farktographer meeting going up in phoenix.

    #31229
    caradoc
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    I’m in southern Scottsdale, and the summer monsoon is cranking up (official start is June 15th). Should have some decent storms in July. Take a tripod and a cable release. Organ Pipe should see some spectacular lightning this summer.

    These were a bit north of there, but should be representative of the possibilities:

    (As for it being a dry heat… so is your oven, but you probably don’t stick your head in it.)

    #31228
    ravnostic
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    Not sure why you’d want to visit Arizona during the summer, but I hope you have fun. If for some odd reason you have any time off, we should get an Arizona farktographer meeting going up in phoenix.

    This. And I hope I can give caradoc a run for his money this year!

    #31227
    caradoc
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    …I hope I can give caradoc a run for his money this year!

    I have been informed by my wife that my stormchasing will be rather limited this summer while I’m helping care for the baby.

    #31226
    kashari
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    Not sure why you’d want to visit Arizona during the summer, but I hope you have fun. If for some odd reason you have any time off, we should get an Arizona farktographer meeting going up in phoenix.

    I’d be up for that. 🙂 I’d also love to try and learn to photograph lightning, but it’s a little hard to do from my hiding place under the bed. 😉

    #31225
    caradoc
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    I propose setting up a “TBD” meeting in Phoenix. Weather’s going to be unpredictable, of course, but I’m up for a good Friday or Saturday night storm. Predictions show mid-July as higher probability than any earlier.

    #31224
    Plamadude30k
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    My schedule is wide open, barring a few observing nights here and there. I’m in the state/on the continent until July 29.

    #31223
    linguine
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    Phoenix should be a little under 2.5 hours from me and I think I’ll be off every weekend, at least most, so I’d be up for a trip to Phoenix although I may need to bum a couch if we’re doing something late.

    #31222
    chupathingie
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    This sounds like a fun summer, even with the heat (I’ve lived in Louisiana and Arizona both, and I’ll take the desert heat any day over the muggy torture that is the bayous).

    Find a weekend to camp somewhere up on the Mogollon Rim if you can. Man, it’s gorgeous up there.

    #31221
    caradoc
    Participant

    (I’ve lived in Louisiana and Arizona both, and I’ll take the desert heat any day over the muggy torture that is the bayous).

    I’ve spent some time in Atlanta in August. I’ll take the desert heat, even if it’s 105 degrees out just after a dust storm and raining hot mud on me.

    #31220
    ravnostic
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    I work all Friday nights, and 1/2 the Saturday nights. I interview for a training position this Wed, though, and if I get that (chances slim to good–depends on who I’m competing with), then I’d be on the day shift and DEFINITELY up for it. Elsewise, Saturday works best for me.

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