A Familiar Place, A New Home
2016-05-24 12:31:23.000 – Andrea LaRocca, Summit Intern
As I look out the window, it appears I’m not in Florida anymore. The thrill of living on top of a mountain has always been something I’ve dreamed of. Since I last stepped foot on Mount Washington, two years ago as a summit volunteer, I knew that I needed to come back. This time however, I’m fortunate enough to be in the thick of it, as a summit intern, learning the ins and outs of this spectacular place.
It has been 7 long, but short days; a whirlwind of excitement and eagerness. And although we didn’t receive 100+ mph winds, with snow and riming, it’s been a uniquely memorable experience thus far. From rime covered buildings when we first arrived on the summit, to awe inspiring sunsets and afternoon thunderstorms, this mountain has surely shown me some of the best it has to offer. I can only imagine what the rest of this summer has in store for me. If it’s anything like this week has been, it’ll be one for the memory books. So here’s to many more sunsets, sunrises and inclement weather!
Andrea LaRocca, Summit Intern