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16-17 - Seek The Peak - Mount Washington Adventure Expo
The nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory invites you to join us in the White Mountains of New Hampshire - or from wherever your favorite outdoor playground is - to raise funds, earn prizes and to be a part of this amazing event.
Whether a seasoned trailblazer or uninitiated explorer we yearn for opportunities to seek our own literal or figurative “peak”. Standing atop the summit of Mount Washington, winding down a gravel path at Great Glen Trails, or paddling a meandering river we pursue those feelings of discovery and renewal that are realized when we truly disconnect from our “new normal” and immerse ourselves in a new adventure. Choose your adventure and then plan to gather with other like minded outdoor enthusiasts to celebrate.
We will gather on the weekend of July 16-17, 2021 in celebration of your participation. Great Glen Trails at 1 Mount Washington Auto Rd. will be the "base camp" for all activities from registration to the epic expo taking place on Saturday, July 17 from 12 pm - 7 pm featuring a vendor village, food trucks, live music and YOU our STP participants.
13 - Science in the Mountains Lecture Series
The Saturday Expo events are open to the General Public for a $10 fee. STP Participants and children ages 12 and under are free.
View our STP Info Booklet here for event information and area resources for your outdoor activity of choice!
7pm: The Science of Fire Weather:
Dr. Neil Lareau, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
Weather and wildfire are inextricably linked. When weather and ground conditions are right a tiny spark can spawn not only a massive fire, but fire-produced thunderstorms and sometimes even tornadoes. Join University of Nevada-Reno Assistant Professor, and former Mount Washington Observatory Weather Observer Dr. Neil Lareau, as he helps us explore the science behind how the atmosphere enhances and responds to wildfire.
10 - Science in the Mountains Lecture Series
7pm: The New Normal: Understanding the Newly Released 1991-2020 Climate Normals:
Dr. Mary Stampone, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire & New Hampshire State Climatologist; Mount Washington Observatory Staff & Interns
Have you ever wondered what it means when a weather-person says today's weather is hotter, cooler, wetter or drier than normal? Just what is "normal" and how is it determined? Join State Climatologist and UNH Associate Professor Mary Stampone and MWO Staff and Interns for this special program that will help us investigate the recently released 1991-2020 set of normals and how they compare to the 1981-2010 set across the region and specifically around Mount Washington.