2011-01-18 19:08:51.000 – Stacey Kawecki, Observer and Meteorologist
looming Whiteface and Camel’s Hump
Many strange sights have been seen on the summit. From fleeting flashes of green to, sun dogs, to sun pillars, halos, rainbows and winter snows, it’s a wonder that we’re not completely jaded when it comes to optical phenomena, wild weather, and fantastic views. With four sunrises and three sunsets to boast this week, we were still scrambling to dress for sunset last night.
It was one of the most interesting sunsets I’ve ever seen from the summit! From the cozy weather room, I was trying to point out Camel’s Hump to our newest addition, David. I found it to be difficult between my exclamations of ‘Wow, Whiteface looks SO WEIRD!’
At that point, I decided to just take some pictures, and point out the peaks in the Green Mountains and the Adirondack Mountains later. As I mentioned, the Greens and the Adirondacks looked very strange. Whiteface loomed on the side of Camel’s Hump, and Camel’s Hump looked like it had been injected with collagen. As the sun set, and Pico Peak and Killington were silhouetted against the horizon. However, Pico Peak looked like it had become home to some recent Chinese architecture.
You never know when this amazing mountain is going to give you a breath of fresh air.
Stacey Kawecki, Observer and Meteorologist