Carpe Diem

2014-09-10 19:59:56.000 – Jan Berriochoa,  Summit Museum Attendant


My season as Summit Museum Attendant is coming to an end. However, as much as I enjoyed living this summer on the Rock Pile, I enjoy the winter months in the lower Whites as well.

As I look back at the weeks I have spent living with the Mount Washington Observatory staff, volunteers and New Hampshire State Park staff, I realize I have several fond memories. I learned that having a sense of humor is a must when working and living on the summit. As we all found ourselves hearing, seeing and doing some very interesting things with our visitors.

I commend all the Mount Washington Observatory Observers for their dedication in continuing the legacy of the founding observers. Putting in the long days that they do is not an easy task by no means. Not to mention facing the extreme elements to retrieve their data, something most meteorologists only get to experience occasionally.

It has been an honor and a privilege to work for and with such an amazing crew and organization. But what I will miss most is Marty (Kitty) walking me to work and joining me in the museum. He’s a true trailblazer if I ever saw one.


Jan Berriochoa,  Summit Museum Attendant

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