My Last Shift

2014-09-02 12:49:27.000 – AJ Grimes,  Summit Museum Attendant


Today is one of my last days working at the Observatory this summer. It’s been great being part of the inaugural run of Extreme Mount Washington, which has been exceptionally well-received. I’ve gotten the chance to meet so many of our visitors and supporters, each with their own unique experiences and memories of the mountain. Living on the summit has left me with plenty of my own as well – from playing in 80 mph winds to laying on the observation deck on a clear night and gazing at the Milky Way. I’m also sure I’ll never forget watching lightning strike the radio tower just outside our building – a moment I was extremely grateful to be inside for.

Although I will be leaving a bit early this year to go back to school, there is still plenty of time to come to the summit and see the brand new museum! Make sure you check the Auto Road and Cog Railway schedules before arriving, as their hours will be changing as autumn approaches. Also, don’t forget that you can still sign up to see the Observatory in the winter – head over to our Winter Day Trips & Winter Overnights pages for more information.


AJ Grimes,  Summit Museum Attendant

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