2010-07-23 10:13:51.000 – Brian Clark, Observer and Meteorologist
Seak the Peak 10, the biggest event in the history of the Observatory, is officially here! Executive Director Scot Henley, other valley staff, and a host of volunteers are at Cranmore setting up for tonight’s kick-off concert with national recording artist Assembly of Dust. Other valley staff are at the Weather Discovery Center preparing for registration, which begins at noon today, and for the kick-off party before the concert this evening. Here on the summit, our volunteer Dennis is busy in the kitchen preparing cookies for all the hikers tomorrow and the rest of us are preparing the facility for all the tours tomorrow. It is a busy time for the organization indeed! A full schedule of events can be found on the Seek the Peak website.
I should point out that even though the event page that I linked above states that the deadline for buying tickets has passed, it is incorrect. THE DEADLINE FOR PURCHASING DISCOUNTED ADVANCE TICKETS HAS PASSED, BUT LOTS OF TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT CRANMORE TONIGHT! Also, just announced today, children 12 and under get into the concert for free!
Not much change in the weather outlook for tomorrow. It will likely be a foggy day on the summit, and although the bulk of the rain from the low moving through the region over the next 24 hours should stay to our south, there will be a good chance of showers as well as a slight chance of thunderstorms. Be sure to check out the latest summits outlook on our full website or our mobile site before heading out for your hike tomorrow. As always, be sure you are prepared for the weather on the mountain. Pack extra layers (including a waterproof layer), food, and plenty of water. Lastly, BE SAFE and have fun out there on the trail, and enjoy everything that this beautiful mountain has to offer!
Brian Clark, Observer and Meteorologist