Voted off the mountain
2009-08-25 17:34:25.000 – Scott Wehrwein, Summit Intern
As detailed in this week’s ObsCast, the summit staff on my shift has decided to vote me off the mountain. Although my departure was inevitable, I find myself wishing I didn’t have to go. When I began to think about how to write my final comment, my first instinct was to go back and look at my photographs from throughout the summer. Thinking back on my anticipation for the photo oportunities on the summit, I decided that I’m pretty pleased with the results. Looking back at some of my favorite shots of the summer, I’m reminded of beautiful weather and beautiful views, rime ice and rainbows, wildlife and not-so-wild life. I recall the sunrises and the sunsets, some of the growing experiences and the growing towering cumulus clouds, the optical phenomena produced by the sun and the eerie setting created by its absence.
But just photographs can’t really summarize or describe the experience I’ve had this summer. And, though not for lack of trying, I’ve realized that words can’t either. So I will simply say that this has been one of the best summers of my life. Many thanks to the volunteers for rising to the challenge of keeping me fed, and to my shift for waiting this long to kick me off the summit.
Scott Wehrwein, Summit Intern