My Final Comment…

2012-10-15 18:36:07.000 – Anthony Grimes,  Summit Museum Supervisor

Marty, trying to take over my job.

Today is one of my last remaining days working in the summit museum. It’s hard to believe that the season is coming to an end, but the recent blast of frosty weather that paralyzed the summit was a reminder that winter is just around the corner. It has been awesome getting a chance to live and work at such an extraordinary place. Joining the Observatory crew for the summer has allowed me to meet several amazing people and see some of the best and worst weather Mt. Washington has to offer.

This past weekend I saw a little taste of winter on Mt. Washington. For months now, I have been telling curious visitors about the brutal winter conditions we receive on the summit, but I had never gotten to experience them first hand. With raging winds, blowing snow and rime ice coating virtually everything, you can see why the museum hasn’t been open much in the past four days. It’s rather astonishing how quickly the weather can turn a bustling outpost into a ghost town. Things have since improved a bit and we have resumed normal operations today.

First, I’d like to extend a huge thank you to all of our members, visitors and supporters. We could not do what we do here without your generosity and assistance. Also, I want to thank all of the Observatory staff for everything you do – I’m really proud to have been part of such a dedicated organization. Finally, thank you to my fellow shift mates – Ryan, Brian C., Roger, Brian F., Steve, Chris, Adam, and all of the volunteers – you guys truly made this a summer to remember.

 

Anthony Grimes,  Summit Museum Supervisor

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