Marty the Tour Guide

2012-02-18 18:20:42.000 – Rebecca Scholand,  Operations Assistant

Marty Showing Guests A Unique Wind Event

Here on the summit we are in full swing trip season. With EduTrips, DayTrips, Climbing Trips, Media Trips, and more we rarely find ourselves lonely on the summit. Some nights there can be up to 17 people for dinner and not a bed left empty. Thanks to our volunteers the food is always great, beds always made, and living quarters always tidy. As for our Observers between hourly observations, routine de-icing of equipment and other daily work the added interaction with our guests fills up our days. In providing the best trips possible to our guests we answer questions, show them how we collect and submit weather information, explain our mission and goals giving them a feel for the work the Mount Washington Observatory does, and give tours of our weather room. Recently we recruited our four legged friend to help give tours and allow the Observers to, well observe.

Complete with his Eastern Mountain Sports snow suit Marty has mastered his presence in front of our guests. With all his knowledge of the weather room Marty is a fine tour guide. After all he does spend hours in the weather room. Thanks to Marty our guests are shown some of the unique wind events Mount Washington have observed.

Observer Footnote: Sunday, February 19th, in celebration of vacation week in Mount Washington Valley, we will be holding a FREE program at our Weather Discovery Center in North Conway entitled “Life and Work at the Mount Washington Observatory”. The free program will start at 7 pm and is open to all ages. More information can be found by clicking here.


Rebecca Scholand,  Operations Assistant

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