Termination Dust

Termination Dust by Andrea Pokrzywinski
Termination Dust, a photo by Andrea Pokrzywinski on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
The first “dusting” of snow on the mountain peaks is referred to as termination dust. An Alsakan slang term first used by miners and construction workers in the 1940’s. This first mountain snow is a signal that preparations for winter should begin.

Termination Dust
The first “dusting” of snow on the mountain peaks is referred to as termination dust. An Alsakan slang term first used by miners and construction workers in the 1940’s. This first mountain snow is a signal that preparations for winter should begin.

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