2007-07-05 12:26:36.000 – The Summit Crew, Mount Washington Observatory
As there is not much to speak of going on with the weather at the top of Mount Washington today (in the clouds, average temperatures, average winds), we would like to take the opportunity to highlight some events, happenings and going-ons at the Mount Washington Observatory.
First off, Seek the Peak, the annual hike-a-thon which benefits the Observatory is now only a few weeks away. Over 170 hikers have signed up so far and more than 80 of those have pledge pages online. There’s still time plenty of time to sign up for this great event, and if you can’t make it, perhaps you would support a hiker climbing for the cause. Please help make this the biggest Seek the Peak to date!
The summit staff will be providing free tours of the Observatory during Seek the Peak, but if you can’t make it to the summit, perhaps you might want to stop by the Weather Discovery Center in North Conway for an interactive video conference, airing from the summit twice daily. Admission is free all summer thanks to a sponsorship from the Mount Washington Auto Road.
The Observatory is also offering a few overnight educational trips at the summit this summer as part of our Summer Edu-Trip series. More information can be found on those here.
Recently, a new website and gallery page has also been set up this past week to highlight the gift that Brad Washburn has left to the Observatory, his collection of White Mountain Aerial Photography. Certainly plenty of mountain eye candy for you to enjoy, and all photographs are available for purchase.
And lastly, a full schedule and itinerary has been posted on our Symposium and Annual Meeting page. This event is scheduled for September 7th and 8th, and provides two tracks for participants depending on your interests.
Hope to see you at some of these upcoming events…
The Summit Crew, Mount Washington Observatory