Volunteers Reflect

2007-04-04 08:32:18.000 – Charlie and Jeanine Kinney,  Summit Volunteers

Spring on the summit…

How does one capsulate a myriad of experiences over a period of time which by the calendar was only a week? Having read numerous comments from the observatory over many years there aren’t enough new adjectives to explain the sensation of being on Mt. Washington. This trip was our third and, by far, the busiest but that only adds to the excitement. Mt Washington in March means bring along skis, but alas, there was nothing to put them on that resembled snow. Oh well, with a four person hiking group staying over night followed by a group of eight for the day and capped with an Edu Trip of eleven there were few dull moments.

On the lighter side, April 1st arrived and pizza was the menu for dinner. Little did the staff know what we had in mind. Nature added to our delight. With winds in excess of 100mph to spring snow, blue skies and balmy temperatures this trip could have encompassed an entire season. Along with kitchen duty we found time to help with the museum reconstruction and other tasks. Hiking on Saturday to the South Side trail and watching the spring skiing in Tucks rounded off the week. A heartfelt thanks to the crew here who make this so easy and to the rest of MWO for giving us this opportunity. One last thing, when do we get to the “work” part.


Charlie and Jeanine Kinney,  Summit Volunteers

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