2010-08-25 22:28:55.000 – Mary C. Watkinson,  Summit Volunteer


When my good friend Barbara Francis told me she wanted to volunteer at the Mt. Washington Observatory…I said ‘Let’s do it.’ I love Mt. Washington and I love to hike. What could be better. I really didn’t know what to expect, but I didn’t realize what different types of systems are up here to make the mountain operate. Barbara and I had some good laughs the first few days as we were ‘feeling’ our way around. She dropped the pizza the first night…then the next day I set the fire alarm off. We’ll never forget that. The highlight of the week was when the Adventure Group came up. They were happy just to be here and enjoyed everything from the hiking, to the sunset to our meals. Barbara made an amazing Chocolate Mousse’ Cake and the Brusette I made for them was a hit.

Thank you Ryan (Knapper), Mike, Becca, Ryane, Bill from the State Parks who shared a meal with us, Danny thanks for the tour, Bill from the Valley who was with us for a few days…thanks Jeff for the very interesting social interaction. This week has been great and I am very grateful that I was able to (for one week) be part of the wonderful people who make this great mountain tick and operate. To be awaken by the blowing winds and go to sleep watching the lights flickering down in the valley will rank as one of the best experiences of my outdoor habits.

The best to all of you, my new friends.


Mary C. Watkinson,  Summit Volunteer

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