Yesterday was a wonderful combination of high pressure, cool temperatures, and light winds. Rebecca and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to enjoy part of the Madison Range from the airplane.
We were surprised to find the temperature at 12,000 feet exactly matched the temperature on the ground in Ennis, this is indicative of a high powered inversion. Above 12,000 feet the wind sheared rather strongly to about 30 knots as the inversion ran out of juice. Our ride was surprisingly smooth as we danced vertically about the shear zone. Rebecca snapped this picture of a rare visual example...
Many people burn wood in the winter and of those, quite a few have hydraulic woodsplitters to make the task happen faster. Here is a video I produced to share what I recently learned from a Canadian-American. This is the most efficient method for splitting wood.
For people who don't burn wood, knowledge like this may prove to them that splitting wood is fast and easy. It's also an excellent way to fight cabin fever and get in a 30 minute workout every few days. Consider this one more step in building old man strength.