2008-12-31 15:10:39.000 – Peter Crane, Director of Programs
If you are a regular reader of the Observer comments, you already have a grasp of some of the challenges and satisfactions of being atop Mount Washington in winter – a place where both the winds and the views can be in the 100 mile range (sometimes), where rime ice is a near constant companion, and where a three-quarters-of-a-century heritage of scientific work is carried on. At times, it’s like a piece of the Arctic (or the Himalayas) that’s been transported to New England.
For about 15 years, the Observatory has offered winter overnight trips – EduTrips – and just a few years ago we started Winter DayTrips, to allow visitors to sample a little bit of what our staff experiences in this remarkable place. The DayTrips include snow tractor transportation up and down the mountain, a guided tour of the Observatory and the summit, and lunch at the weather station. Our 2009 Winter DayTrips start on Monday January 5, and we still have spaces available on most of those trips, including next Monday’s. If you are in good health, good physical condition, and want to visit the top of Mount Washington during it’s most dramatic season, take a look at our Winter DayTrip info to learn more.
We’d look forward to having you along, and to sharing Mount Washington in winter with you!
Peter Crane, Director of Programs