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Snow Days

Mt. Baker, Washington

"When measuring snow in a graduated cylinder, be sure to read from the bottom of the meniscus."

Your eighth-grade science teacher was probably into pet lizards and his nosehair farm. But then your teacher probably wasn't Fairhaven Middle School's Chad Wertz, seen here waist-deep at Mt. Baker, Washington, on a snow day. Local skier Wertz and photographer Ian Coble rallied their Subaru up to Baker after a November storm dropped eight feet in four days. "I go skiing almost every time we have a snow day," Wertz says. "Teaching eighth-grade science is fun, because we get to talk about weather and massive dumps." On this day, however, Mr. Wertz appears to have ignored the president's No Child Left Behind policy - for which we can only offer our heartfelt applause...but we're keeping the drug paraphernalia we stole from science class.



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Season Pass Roundup 2015-16

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