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bosco41
07-05-2007, 08:50 AM
Has anyone climb the mountain to visit you guys up there yet?

Bill O
07-05-2007, 08:59 AM
I'm guessing about 100,000 people or so this year. People never stop climbing Mount Washington to visit the summit, even in the winter.

bosco41
07-05-2007, 02:24 PM
I cannot believe people actually climb up in the wintertime. I know the ski down but is anybody up there besides the volunteers. The store must be closed so they can even get warmed up to my correct.

Bill O
07-05-2007, 02:55 PM
I cannot believe people actually climb up in the wintertime. I know the ski down but is anybody up there besides the volunteers.

Yes. The observatory staff, who get paid. The interns, the volunteer cooks, the state park caretakers, edutrippers, overnight hikers, and various other scientists and visitors.

You are correct about the store, that is closed. As are the rest of the summit buildings.

kaseri
07-05-2007, 03:38 PM
I especially enjoy climbing to the summit of Mt. Washington during the winter months & make it a point to do so.

Bill O
07-05-2007, 03:45 PM
I especially enjoy climbing to the summit of Mt. Washington during the winter months & make it a point to do so.

I agree. Its also really hard to do a "winter ascent" any other time of year.

Steve M
07-05-2007, 05:56 PM
I tried a winter ascent once in August but was very disappointed in the lack of snowfall!:(

Brad
07-05-2007, 06:20 PM
I tried a winter ascent once in August but was very disappointed in the lack of snowfall!:(
Yes, but I have been up there the first week in August and got caught in a snow storm.

Charlie
07-05-2007, 07:38 PM
a little snow would be nice 1 week from sat ,then clear up on sun .

thats not to much to ask is it :D

Steve M
07-05-2007, 10:24 PM
a little snow would be nice 1 week from sat ,then clear up on sun .

thats not to much to ask is it :D
No...I do it all the time. I usually don't get what I want though.:rolleyes: I've asked for snow many times here in Fla during the winter but haven't seen it yet. But I have hope...By 2020...Global cooling is coming...and I will be riding a snow machine on the beach down here!:D

Charlie
07-05-2007, 10:37 PM
No...I do it all the time. I usually don't get what I want though.:rolleyes: I've asked for snow many times here in Fla during the winter but haven't seen it yet. But I have hope...By 2020...Global cooling is coming...and I will be riding a snow machine on the beach down here!:D

that is one wish that will not come true

bosco41
07-12-2007, 08:03 PM
were is the USGS Mt. Washington Summit Marker located is it on the west of the summit

kaseri
07-12-2007, 09:21 PM
It's right next to the summit sign.

Bill O
07-12-2007, 09:34 PM
There's one on the top of the observatory tower as well.