Hedda Returns to a wintery Summit!

2010-01-28 11:31:16.000 – Hedda Peterson,  Former Intern

Eastern Snowfields

Five months have passed since my last visit to the summit. Having worked as an intern last summer I was eager to experience the mountain in its other, less familiar element: winter. I just finished the first semester of my junior year at the University of Vermont, most of which was spent with my head bent over an open text book in our not so cozy library. However, one overnight visit to the Observatory has been an excellent reward. In the last 24 hours I have been pampered with fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies, sticky buns, shrimp alfredo pasta and a more than hardy breakfast of blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon and toast. Within minutes I was also reminded of the great company that made for such a memorable summer.

To top it all off I was even able to make a few turns on the Eastern Snow Fields with observer Mike Finnegan. The walk down left us slightly skeptical as our boots crunched over broken up ice chunks. About 50 ft down the conditions changed to a softer wind slab, easy to get an edge into and float on top of at the same time! Magnificent! Thanks for having me everyone!

 

Hedda Peterson,  Former Intern

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