15:38 Sun Mar 08, 2020
An Update on My Internship
Intern Eve Cinquino here! I’m about half way through my time on the Rockpile, and it’s been an incredible experience so far. I’ve learned so much about weather forecasting (I studied physics in college, so I’ll happily talk to you about quantum mechanics, but I still don’t know the different types of clouds), experienced 100+ mph winds (did you see the video of me blowing around the deck the other day??), and gotten to know some really awesome people (and one very fluffy cat)! I’ve also been working on some really exciting research about mid-winter thaws on Mount Washington; stay tuned for updates on that towards the end of my internship!
In addition to all the important work we do here, we like to have fun when we can! I personally have been doing a lot of puzzles; here I am putting the final piece into a puzzle of Inga, one of the former summit cats:
(Shout out to the volunteer on that shift, Steve, without whom I would never have finished this!)
Last shift, I was able to sneak out of the office a little early and hike over to the neighboring peak of Monroe. It was really refreshing to get outside on a beautiful day—the winds were so calm I didn’t even need my goggles!
Seeing Mount Washington from this perspective, and being able to call it my home, even if it’s just for a few more weeks, was really special. As was hiking back up the mountain around sunset and not having to worry about hiking back down to the trailhead in the dark!
I’m usually pretty busy with work on the summit, but as soon as there’s another calm, high pressure day up here, you can be sure I’ll be heading out for another hike.
Eve Cinquino, Summit Intern