Volunteering for a Week
2014-09-11 16:29:17.000 – Linda Gifford & Laura Dorfman, Summit Volunteers
WOW! We have had a spectacular week up on the Rock Pile! As summit volunteers, we quickly forged friendships and bonded over the awe-inspiring experience! We cooked dinners for the meteorologists and crew. This has been such a treat to find our way around the kitchen, create menus, and get to know the observers. They are like family up here, sharing dinner and living space for a week at a time, and we get to join them! Even Marty the cat is here with family expectations!
We have had lovely weather, and have had a chance to get out and explore the area; hiking, scrambling, and just taking it all in! Imagine reading a novel, seeing a falcon (yes we really did see one), tracking a butterfly’s flight, and sharing home cooked meals under the sun at 6000+ feet (6288′ to be exact) and above the clouds! The views have been great and we have even had two beautiful sunrises so far. Being ‘socked in’ the fog can even feel adventurous! As for further descriptors – think superlative beauty with hues of brilliant light! Orange, yellow, red, pink, purple, blue! If this hasn’t been on your bucket list, it might be time to add the Mount Washington Observatory Volunteer Week Adventure!
Linda Gifford & Laura Dorfman, Summit Volunteers