What I am Thankful For

2015-11-28 09:08:51.000 – Andrew Henry, Summit Intern

 

With Thanksgiving earlier this week, I have been thinking what I’m thankful for at the Observatory. The first thing I am thankful for is being selected to intern at Mount Washington Observatory. This internship is a dream come true for extreme weather enthusiasts like myself. Since beginning my internship in August I am thankful for the opportunity to learn about mountain weather through composing specialized forecasts for the higher summits of the White Mountains and helping with weather observations. I am thankful for the wonderful views from the summit when we are in the clear, such as the view depicted in the picture below taken at sunrise on Thanksgiving Day.
 
Thanksgiving Day sunriseThanksgiving Day sunrise
 
 I am also thankful that we had pleasant weather on Thanksgiving Day and I found time to go hiking with a fellow summit crew member. I am an avid outdoorsman and hiking is one of my favorite hobbies.
  
 
View of the Great GulfLooking into the Great Gulf on a Thanksgiving Day Hike
 
Most of all I am thankful for all the wonderful, knowledgeable people I work with on the summit and I am happy to call them my summit family. It was difficult spending Thanksgiving away from family and friends for the first time; however, I still had a great Thanksgiving with my summit family.
  

 

Andrew Henry, Summit Intern

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