Until Next Time
2016-08-16 16:14:32.000 – Andrea LaRocca, Summit Intern
13 weeks ago I began my internship on Mount Washington. The summit was coated in a thick covering of rime ice. Now, as the lively mountainside glows a glistening green, my time here has unfortunately come to end. This summer has been everything I could have ever imagined and more. The countless displays of beauty this mountain provides will surely be missed as well as the people I have met. It’s hard to put into words what I am feeling right now. Mount Washington, you will forever be etched into my heart, and like many before me, the call of this mountain will never fade away–it is always scratching at you like a bad itch. For those of you that have never made it to this mountain, put it on your to-do list, I promise you will not be disappointed. Even when we’re socked in the clouds, there’s beauty to be found all around you. And if you have the opportunity, come and volunteer and spend 8 days on top of this glorious rock pile, so that you, too, can understand the unwavering call of Mount Washington. As I embark on the next journey in my life, it is no surprise that I have already made plans to come back to this place I have called home for the past 3 months. Mount Washington, I’m coming for you this winter, and I’m sure your bountiful splendor will be just as awe inspiring as this summer has been. So once again, thank you Mount Washington, and everyone here. Cheers, until next time!
Andrea LaRocca, Summit Intern