Summer Season has Arrived Here on the Summit

2013-06-08 19:18:38.000 – Roger Pushor,  Weather Observer/IT Specialist


Life here on the ‘rock’ pile is moving more and more into summer mode. The Cog is now running to the summit on a daily basis through the end of the October. If you’re a Railroad Buff, this is a great way to get to the summit and the first train of the day is generally one of the coal fired steam engines.

The Auto Road is also open daily (weather permitting) with a few special happenings each month like the Sunrise Drives that happen once a month, June to August. For you motorcycle fans, Monday, June 10th and Thursday, June 13th are Motorcycle Only days.

If you’d prefer to get a little exercise and hike up to the summit, there are plenty of opportunities for that with many popular trailheads around the mountain. Before you hike, it’s always wise to stop by one of the AMC Visitors Centers to find the current trail conditions. And always check our higher summits forecast to ensure you pack and dress appropriately.

If you want to hike to the summit and earn some great prizes while supporting the Observatory, then Seek the Peak is just the event for you; and it’s not too late to sign up.

If you’re a Member of the Observatory, don’t forget to take advantage of some of your Member Benefits once you arrive. Some benefits include a 20% discount in the summit Museum store and free tours of the Observatory with a chance to get to the top of the Observation Tower or maybe even see Marty if he’s not either out wandering the summit or playing hard to get.

We look forward to seeing you all here on the summit this summer.


Roger Pushor,  Weather Observer/IT Specialist

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