2011-03-29 16:34:40.000 – Steve Welsh, IT Observer
With the arrival of Spring, just over a week ago now, and mild temperatures during last off shift I really thought we had turned the corner and with the days now getting longer summer would soon be here. It was quite a shock to come back to the summit where we have had a week stuck mostly in freezing fog with temperatures well below normal and constant strong winds – it is definitely still winter up here. I for one am really looking forward to returning to the valley tomorrow – it will be nice to see the clouds from below instead of from the inside.
Talking of changing seasons we are now starting to plan for the summer up here. Bill and Deb have been up for the last two days working in the museum – getting things ready for the influx of tourists. We are also in the process of interviewing for summer interns and the Auto Road , Cog Railway and the Mount Washington State Park are all busy making plans and preparing for the upcoming season. Even the Observatory forum is getting into the spirit of things with a first cog contest – all I’ll say is think early this year.
Steve Welsh, IT Observer