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

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