2010-05-22 18:45:52.000 – Sabrina Lomans, Summit Intern
Climbing the snow field
Despite being only a few days into my first shift as one of the summer interns, I have already encountered many new things that only Mount Washington can offer. From majoring in Environmental Science with a concentration in Geology, I was familiar with the nickname associated with Mount Washington as having the “World’s Worst Weather”. Essentially, this moniker is exactly what drew me to this mountain because I knew that an internship here would provide not only a learning experience but an adventure..
One of the first days I stood in the weather tower on top of the Observatory and the winds were gusting between 50 to 60 mph. I was barely able to stay standing up in those winds and that is not even half the wind speed that this mountain is capable of producing!
Additionally, I was able to enjoy the recreational aspect of the Mount Washington. Well after I had taken my last run at my home mountain, Mount Snow , I was more than thrilled to be able to take my skis out for some last minute spring skiing. After a few turns on the Snow Field, I conversed with some fellow skiers and they informed me of other parts that still had good snow coverage. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to further explore and make a few turns on another part of mountain.
Sabrina Lomans, Summit Intern