2009-07-15 07:13:36.000 – Patti and Sue,  Summit Volunteers


Even coming to this mountain multiple times as volunteers, it’s always a different experience. Stacy’s comment yesterday summarized many of the new experiences this week, but she didn’t mention the friendliness of the staff! We’ve shared many great conversations and laughs, and we’ve played games and watched movies together in the evenings.

Our first four full days here brought sunny skies and time for hikes in between baking cookies, muffins and breads for lunch and snacks and getting the evening meal ready at 7 Obs time (which is 8 Valley time since the Obs stays on Eastern Standard time.)

The last two days here the weather has turned on us, giving us more time indoors and time to enter 50 year old weather data from weather logs onto a computer database for easier accessibility. Then, just when we’re about to go stir crazy from reading columns of temperatures, wind speeds, and miles of visibility, the Obs deck awaits with rain, hail and 50 mph winds to buffet you about! It invigorates and wakes you up to return to the columns of numbers.

Entering the old weather data reminds one of the importance of the job and research the observers and staff do up here. It’s a wonderful organization to be a member of and to support. Won’t you join or renew today?


Patti and Sue,  Summit Volunteers

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