Seek the Peak 2017

2017-02-09 14:08:11.000 – Mike Carmon, Senior Weather Observer & Education Specialist



With a Nor’easter currently dropping another round of significant snowfall on New Hampshire, it’s time to warm up our thoughts and think summer by looking ahead to Seek the Peak 2017!

It’s never too early to start talking Seek the Peak, and this year’s event is shaping up to be another special and successful occasion for the Mount Washington Observatory. The annual Seek the Peak hike-a-thon is our largest annual fundraiser, and we’re already gearing up for this two-day event set to take place July 21-22, 2017.

All registered hikers are asked to raise a minimum of $200 as part of their participation, and in turn, you’re awarded with the chance to win all sorts of awesome prizes. If you’re one of the first 500 registered hikers to reach the $200 minimum, you’ll earn an exclusive Seek the Peak backpack and T-shirt.

No need to go it alone, either! You can join Seek the Peak as a registered team and raise funds together with your friends and hiking partners!

If you’re not up for the hike up and down Mount Washington, check out our list of alternative hikes at
If hiking is just not in the cards for you at all, this year you can register as a virtual hiker at

Highlights from the weekend (besides getting out on the awe-inspiring trails of the White Mountains of New Hampshire):

  • Our Friday night registration and kick-off party at the Weather Discovery Center
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the historic summit weather station
  • Saturday’s Outdoor Expo at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, featuring our premier sponsors (Eastern Mountain Sports and Vasque), in addition to many other vendors
  • Saturday evening’s After Party, featuring a gear giveaway, dinner, and live entertainment

Head to to register today!


Mike Carmon, Senior Weather Observer & Education Specialist

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