On July 18, 2020, Nora and I will be climbing 4,049 feet, Mount Moriah, as a participant in the 20th anniversary of the nation's premier hiking event Seek the Peak, in support of the legendary nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory. This October, I had the opportunity to spend a week at the observatory volunteering as a summit volunteer. I also participated in the Arctic Wednesday, the teacher professional development program. These opportunities allowed me to interact with the observers, education, and tech staff and witness their dedication and expertise firsthand.
Since 1932, the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory has been observing and reporting on Mount Washington's infamous conditions from their mountaintop weather station, maintaining one of North America's longest continuous climate records. The data they collect is utilized in forecasting models, weather reports, landmark climate research, and a variety of educational outreach. Through research and education, the Observatory is working to inspire the next generation of scientists.
Please join me in supporting this legendary institution by donating my hike. All gifts are fully tax-deductible and will help Mount Washington Observatory continue their essential work in the Home of the World's Worst Weather.
To learn more about Mount Washington Observatory, please visit MountWashington.org. For more on Seek the Peak, the nation's premier hiking event, visit www.seekthepeak.org.