2013-07-10 00:14:10.000 – Jennifer Nefedov, Summit Volunteer
Hiking down to Lakes of the Clouds.
I cannot believe that a whole week has past already, and what an incredible learning experience this has been. When I first learned that the Mount Washington Observatory has a volunteer program, I took great interest in wanting to sign up. Even though my first day was a bit overwhelming, it didn’t take long to get myself adjusted to my new environment.
Having my own bed and a shared living room, with a television and many movies to choose from, I almost forgot where I was until I looked out the window to see mountain tops with an undercast. Even though we were in the clouds just about the entire week, Mother Nature managed to give us some breaks allowing for a hike to the Lakes of the Clouds Hut to see the sun set, watching fireworks in Bretton Woods, and having experienced my first hike in the dark to see every star in the night sky.
Thank you to all the observers and staff for this memorable week. And a special thank you to Marty the summit cat who has been nothing but heartwarming during my stay at the ‘Home of the Worlds Worst Weather.’
Jennifer Nefedov, Summit Volunteer