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We have walked up to the summit of Whiteface Mountain just outside of Lake Placid, N.Y. in the Adirondacks.  Reaching the top it was barely 50° out when it was 80° at the mountain’s base.  Seeing the summit buildings, they looked like a moon or Mars base.  The dome shaped building had a lead roof and all stone structure with a large stone fireplace. That fireplace was shut down after they found it was altering the temp data at the weather station next door. The taller two story building was the active weather station at about 5,000 feet elevation. The weather up here is unbelievably harsh in the Winter. 

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