Mount Washington Makes the World Seem Small

2011-03-18 16:43:01.000 – Rebecca Scholand,  Summit Intern

National Commanders of Pershing Rifles in Ohio

For the past four and a half years I have held a number of major positions in The National Society of Pershing Rifles, a Tri-Service Military organization. This past off week was our annual National Competition and Convention held in Columbus at The Ohio State University. It was a packed three day event with active and alumni members in attendance from across the country. Despite being so insanely busy during the event I did find time to socialize with my ‘brothers’. Of course the typical question of what have you been doing these days was inevitable.

What surprised me the most was the number of people who were familiar with Mount Washington when I told them that was what I was up to. They might not have all known about the observatory, which I quickly filled them in on, but they were very aware of the weather that the mountain is known for. Everyone I talked to had some bit to add about the weather on the mountain whether it was first or second hand. It was in these moments that Mount Washington made the world seem small. I guess Mount Washington’s reputation for ‘The World’s Worst Weather’ just goes to show how unique it really is.

 

Rebecca Scholand,  Summit Intern

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