A Volunteer Week By The Numbers
2014-04-15 18:27:12.000 – Bill Ofsiany & Barbara Althe, Summit Volunteers
Barbara Althen and I are finishing up our fourth summit volunteer shift. This one was the most spectacular we’ve experienced so far. The numbers say it all:
1 – the number of nights with Northern Lights
2 – the number of sunrises with 100 plus mile visibility and a pink alpenglow
3 – the number of hikes taken: Mt. Clay; Lion Head; Nelson Crag
4 – the number of sunrises and sunsets combined
5 – the number of sunny, clear days or half-days during our stay
6 – the number of buckets of melt water taken out of the tower during the day when we reach 50F (10C)
7 – the number of nights the evening meal was served right on time (plus one more tonight)
8 – the number of decades since the Big Wind. We even made a cake to celebrate the April 12 anniversary.
9 – how we rated one of the sunsets, that lit up every mountain ridge a beautiful red from here to VT and even NY state.
10 – how we rated our week at the summit
Oh, better add one more…
11 – getting to stay up here another day because poor road conditions means shift change has been postponed until Thursday.
Bill Ofsiany & Barbara Althe, Summit Volunteers