Clear at Last
2011-06-27 22:47:50.000 – Rebecca Scholand, Summit Museum Supervisor
The past few days on the summit have been very foggy but that did not stop the flow of visitors. The Auto Road may have been closed for the day on Friday, half day Saturday and all day Sunday for Climb to the Clouds 2011 race, but the Cog Railway was running and adventurous hikers made their way to the summit. On Saturday I was lucky enough to meet David Higgins in the museum. David Higgins shattered the old record up the Auto Road raising the bar high, 6 minutes and 11 seconds to be exact, up “our” 7.5 mile driveway to the Observatory. Although the Climb to the Clouds race seemed to slow things down a little I still met some interesting people that had traveled from all over. Most traveled to the summit by the Cog Railway but there were a few hikers too. It was no surprise today when the sky finally cleared and the Auto Road was opened again that the summit was once again busy. I saw more people today than I have in the past two days combined. The museum and shop was once again bustling with visitors. A bonus to the day was seeing the faces of scared passengers of the Auto Road hear that only one day earlier someone made the drive in just over 6 minutes compared to their white knuckle 30 minutes. All I can say is I am glad to hear the laughter again from the museum from those watching Breakfast of Champions. For those of you who have not been to the summit this year come on up and visit!
Rebecca Scholand, Summit Museum Supervisor