A Summit Volunteer’s Perspective

2014-04-23 06:30:01.000 – Katherine MacDonald,  Summit Volunteer


As always I’ve enjoyed my time at the summit. Getting up there was interesting, in that we couldn’t go up on Wednesday as usual. The road was not safe, therefore we waited until Thursday. I’ve never encountered that situation before, however am pleased with the caution they take. I’d rather be safe than sorry.

I was blessed this week with unbelievable views in all directions. There really was only one day that I couldn’t get out. Sunrises and sunsets were spectacular. I was especially grateful for an Easter Sunrise.

I got out for a hike on Easter and witnessed many, many others out enjoying the day, either hiking or skiing at Tuckerman’s Ravine. For the price of fixing meals and helping with the cleaning, it’s well worth the time spent.

A big endeavor happening on the part of the observatory is the new museum and gift shop they are in the process of getting ready to open. It is sure to be exciting for guests of the summit to visit. I can’t wait to see what the exhibits will entail. I’m told it is sure to get the adrenaline going as it gives a representation of what the extreme weather patterns up here are like.

As I see spring beginning to show signs of arriving around the summit, we soon forget the harshness of the winter we just had. I look forward to my next trip to the summit.


Katherine MacDonald,  Summit Volunteer

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