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    I would like to say that I have often thought that the office adjacent to the conference room was the nicest room in the building. Last time I was there it was being used for storage. The view from this room is better than any of the sleeping quarters and is as good as the weather room and it's adjacent office. I think if you put a bed and a gas stove in there I would pay $500+ for a weekend stay in it. In my opinion it has the best view in the White Mountains. There's a bathroom across the hall and always a decent chef on hand to feed hungry folks. Of course you would have to explain that it's not the ritz to prospective overnighters. It would be similar to an Edu-trip, but without the bunkroom experience. I don't know if it would be legally possible. I know neither the State Park nor the Obs are geared to be Innkeepers, but I think it could generate a lot of income for both cash-strapped organizations. Just my 2 cents worth.
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    I am highly interested in the volunteer program myself, where can I find out more about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter
    I am highly interested in the volunteer program myself, where can I find out more about it?
    Here: Volunteer

    And the rest of this thread I guess. Just ask if you have any questions.
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    Thank you for the prompt reply, from what I have read it sounds like it is ALOT of cooking LOL...

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    A week on the rock pile would be as great as my month in Alaska as far as I'm concerned. Mt Washington has always fascinated me from the time of my first visit when I was fifteen. I am there as often as I can be for living in Florida. I am not too bad of a cook, so everyone tells me, and I know it would be an experience of a lifetime. My App. will be on it's way this week!
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    1 - do they get a volunteer for each shift or are there a lot of time that they
    have no one ?
    2 - is there a place close to MW that rents some of the things you need for
    the winter trip ?
    3 - in the summer when you volunteer do you drive your own car to to the
    top if you want or do they have to take you up there ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk
    1 - do they get a volunteer for each shift or are there a lot of time that they
    have no one ?
    2 - is there a place close to MW that rents some of the things you need for
    the winter trip ?
    3 - in the summer when you volunteer do you drive your own car to to the
    top if you want or do they have to take you up there ?


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    1- Yes they have a volunteer for for each shift, I am told there are currently 63 new volunteers, so those of us who want to return may have to wait a while. Get your paperwork in ASAP! and expect up to a years wait.

    2- EMI at the Eastern Slope Inn in North Conway will have all you need and more. Most of it can be rented.

    3- When I volunteered in September '05 I drove to the top which allowed me to bring more gear than I normally would.

    Hope this helps.
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    thanks that helped a lot
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    1 more question

    do they have volunteers that help with general maintenance in the summer .

    i read of some helping with some wood work but what about plumbing ,painting and what ever needs done .

    and how do you let them know what you can help out with .

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    When you fill out your application just be sure to list what you can do. Your main job though will be cooking supper for whoever is there and cleaning the obs. Others may be able to give a better answer. Most of the other work is either done by the State Park people or tried and true volunteers. I'm sure you could work your way in, though.
    KDT
    Last edited by KD Talbot; 02-18-2007 at 09:39 PM.

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