The Trip of a Lifetime

2017-03-24 15:48:40.000 – Mike Carmon, Senior Weather Observer & Education Specialist


Have you been contemplating a visit to the top of the Northeast’s highest peak amidst its most exciting season? If the thought’s been in the back of your mind, but you haven’t (for one reason or another) jumped on the opportunity, there is one last shot for the winter of 2016-2017! A few spots have just opened up on two trips scheduled to embark to Mount Washington’s summit via Mount Washington Observatory’s Snow Cat next week.

The first opportunity is on Thursday, March 30th, which consists of a Day Trip to our summit weather station. There are three spots available on this 1-day excursion to the top of Mount Washington, which includes a ride up and down the mountain in our Snow Cat, a tour of the legendary weather station, some time exploring the outdoors in some of the most extreme weather on the planet, and a home cooked lunch! In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with the summit staff who call the summit weather station work and home! To register for this adventure, visit


The second opportunity, for the heartier souls, is for Friday, March 31st-Saturday, April 1st. This trip is an overnight “EduTrip” excursion to the summit of Mount Washington covering the topic of “Life, Work, and the Environment Atop Mount Washington”. During this exciting adventure, you’ll ascend the summit on Friday and experience firsthand what the summit staff’s commute is like every week in the Observatory Snow Cat. Upon arrival, you’ll learn more intimately about life and work at the summit weather station from the observers themselves through tours, presentations, a social hour, and even a family-style dinner! You’ll then spend the night atop New England in our newly-renovated living quarters, with maybe even a glimpse of the night mountain sky (weather permitting, of course). After a sunrise and breakfast the next morning, you’ll visit our interactive summit museum before heading back down to lower elevations in our Snow Cat. There’s four spots available on this trip, so hurry up and claim yours today at


If you’ve been hesitant in the past, or your schedule hasn’t allowed it, now’s the time to take advantage of this last-minute offer and sign up for this once-in-a-lifetime trip to the largest Alpine Zone in the eastern United States. We hope to see you next week!


Mike Carmon, Senior Weather Observer & Education Specialist

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