I got to try something new this past weekend….snowshoeing!!! It was actually a ton of fun and a good workout. Saturday afternoon I snowshoed on the Rib River. There wasn’t a monster base of snow to get the full experience of snowshoeing, but I got the idea and it was great. What a beautiful day too. I definitely want to do it again and by next winter I hope to have snowshoes of my own. This time around I’d like to thank the Murkowski’s of Rib Mountain for showing me the way. The snowshoes also didn’t stop my habit of goofy picture poses.
So this city boy has now tackled snowmobiling and snowshoeing so far this winter. I’m starting to figure out that winter can be a lot more enjoyable if you have the activities and toys that go along with season. What’s next???… hmmm…I got skiing down from my time in Colorado….maybe ice fishing???
I was thinking today about the debate as to what is the coldest place in the lower 48. Many towns or spot claim this title, but i guess it depends on what measurement your using. I found a website today that breaks it down pretty good…
When considering the place that’s had the most days with the lowest temperature…it would be Stanley, Idaho.
Or how about Mt. Washington, NH….the coldest spot according to the overall yearly mean temperature.
You’ll notice that Duluth, Marquette, and International Falls rank on many of the lists.
After looking over this website you can see how it’s easy to see how many spots claim their fame. Now also keep in mind that all these sites have an official recording station. What about all the other remote locations across this great country where the temperature is not recorded. I am willing to bet the coldest spot goes unrecorded in some mountain top or pass somewhere.
Meteorologist Brian Niznansky
This post was written by bniznansky on February 15, 2010