2012-07-28 17:55:30.000 – Emanuel Janisch, Summit Intern
There are numerous things, that as interns we help with. In the morning doing the AMC weather radio call, helping out with observations, writing and recording the afternoon forecast as well as giving tours to members who would like to see what we do and how we live. Another job that we do here on the summit is helping run the museum and gift shop.
In the mornings looking out the window we see the untouched view before the first cog comes into sight. As it makes its steady trudge up the slop we watch as the wind plays with the rising plumes of smoke. Upon makings its final push up the summit cone it lets out the signature whistle that can be heard through the observatory announcing its arrival. With its arrival the real day begins, the flood of people making their way inside to the museum and rotunda fills the air with chatter. The first whistle also signifies the potential for interested members wondering what goes on behind the entrance rope. When working in the museum it brings with it the potential for interesting conversations and stories with all ages. Along with the first whistle of the day signifying the beginning, the last whistle brings with it the end of the day. As the cog makes its way down the mountain the summit cleaning and restocking takes place before dinner and another day begins.
Emanuel Janisch, Summit Intern