2011-05-24 15:56:01.000 – Lou Milanesi, Summit Volunteer
I volunteered for a “week on the peak” not really knowing what to expect as I am sure most first timers would claim. With the exception of day hikes I have never spent any real time above tree line. Although cooking is something I enjoy, what really drew me up here was a passion for meteorology, and I certainly got what I bargained for.
“Living in the weather” rather than at the “bottom of its reaches” gives a person a whole new perspective of what is really happening. You are introduced to terms like undercast and when people below are in fog, you may want to put on sun screen if you choose to go on a hike (I wish I had). The crew has been fantastic and very thorough and patient entertaining my questions. Science and Math teachers, you really need to experience this.
Thanks again everyone!
Lou Milanesi, Summit Volunteer