Summit Observer in the Valley: Seek the Peak Edition!

2021-07-27 17:37:42.000 – Jackie Bellefontaine, Weather Observer/Education Specialist


Being a Weather Observer and Educational Specialist at the Mount Washington Observatory, I am fortunate to be able to engage with our local White Mountaincommunity. However, most of these interactions are done virtually as I am living on the summit for about a week at a time. So, when I heard that I would be off-shift and helping to run the Observatory booth at Seek the Peak this year, I was ecstatic! I was incredibly excited to see the outdoor community come together to help support the Mount Washington Observatory, and I was not disappointed. The Seek the Peak Adventure Expo with all it’s the fantastic vendors, local non-profits, live music and supporters of the MWObs had a contagious energy. I enjoyed walking around the Expo grounds watching participants excitedly chat with vendors and each other, further growing and connecting our community. Not even a bit of rain could dampen the mood! Over at the Observatory booth, my coworkers and I had a blast chatting about our work at the Observatory, as well as raffling off some great prizes — from a Garmin InReach to my personal favorite, the Thermarest Honcho Poncho. However, my favorite part of Seek the Peak was getting to meet all the fantastic participants and supporters of the Mount Washington Observatory. Myself and the Observatory could not be more grateful for such an engaging and supportive community. The Mount Washington Observatory would not be where it is today without you, so thank you to all of those who participated, donated, volunteered, organized and stopped by to say hello at Seek the Peak! I cannot wait to see you all again next year! 


 STP tent
Seek the Peak 2021 Adventure Expo in full swing.

Fantastic to see the outdoor community come together to support the Mount Washington Observatory! 


Jackie Bellefontaine, Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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