Do You Have A Lawn? Well We Don’t.
2013-08-03 17:03:39.000 – Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
Do you have a lawn? Well, here on the summit, we don’t; and that might be a good thing. With the limited amount of clear weather and sun we get, it might not do well. Luckily there is a type of vegetation that thrives on the higher summits of the Presidential Range and its called alpine vegetation. While this vegetation can withstand the harsh weather, it struggles to grow when trampled. This is why it is so important to stay on the trails while hiking about the region. To help preserve the fragile environment, many studies by the AMC and others have been conducted to better understand the types of plants that call the summit of Mount Washington home. To learn more, you can visit the Appalachian Mountain Club’s page on alpine vegetation.
Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist