2007-08-22 06:20:44.000 – John and Steve, Summit Volunteers
Sunrise this morning was as you might expect: on time, and spectacular. Pictures are indeed worth a thousand words and we took a few, perhaps a hundred or more over the last week, as we served as volunteers here on the rockpile.
Visitors are told that the summit is in the clouds 60% of the time, which we have discoverd is true; but the other 40%, WOW, and we do mean WOW. Even in the clouds there is rarely a dull moment. During the last week, we experienced a peak wind gust to 93.7 MPH, a touch of rime on the summit buildings and deck, three thnderstorms, and the opportunity to help secure ice sensitive equipment in a very high wind on the top of the tower. These opportuntites and more await all observatory members who choose to volunteer a week of their time on the summit.
A wish list for this Wednesday morning from all the summit staff includes more of the same weather we have all just experienced, indeed more of the fine cooking that Steve and I provided, and from Nin, a sincere desire for a 40 inch plasma screen TV to while away the winter hours to come! We’ll be back
John and Steve, Summit Volunteers