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2006-04-13 08:47:43.000 – Jim Salge,  Observer

Drifts on five mile…

Shift change yesterday could not have been less eventful. The truck made it up to halfway, barely crossing over any snow. Before five miles up the road, we boarded the snowcat, and soon encountered the crews from the Mount Washington Auto Road clearing the way for spring. I think that the picture at right shows the amount of work that they have to do on the road before it opens in a month or so!

And speaking of the auto road, a new ‘overflow’ bike race up the road has been set for this year after the annual hillclimb filled up in record time. This second race will benefit the Mount Washington Observatory, as well as the Mount Washington State Park. Click here for more info on the race.

Another major sign of the season is that today is the last Edu-trip of the year. This winter, the Observatory led 21 groups of enthusiastic members to the summit, all for (at least) one overnight, with topics ranging from photography to meteorology to mountain safety. Thanks to all the participants!

So after about a month spring hiatus, we will have plenty of opportunities for our members to participate in observatory event. Summer seminars, numerous events at the Mount Washington Center, the annual meeting and barbecue, and of course Seek the Peak scheduled this year for July 22nd! Save the Date!

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

 

Jim Salge,  Observer

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