SUMMER DAY TRIPS 2016
North Conway, NH—May 20, 2016—The nonprofit Mount Washington
Observatory has opened up registration for its Summer Day Trips in partnership
with the Mount Washington Auto Road.
Guests will board an Auto Road van for an educational tour up
the Auto Road accompanied by Mount Washington Observatory staff member. Once on
the summit this unique program will include a tour of the famous mountaintop
weather station, a trip to the summit tower (weather permitting), an educational
program presented by an Observatory meteorologist and a visit to the Extreme
Mount Washington museum, followed by lunch in the Observatory’s living quarters.
Upon the return to the base of the
mountain participants will have access to Great Glen Trails and may visit the
Douglas A. Philbrook Red Barn Museum.
“We are looking forward to a second season of offering these
trips in partnership with the Auto Road. It’s an opportunity for visitors to
get a much more detailed look and understanding of the life and work that takes
place on Mount Washington,” said Observatory Director of Education, Brian
Fitzgerald. “This unique experience gives visitors a chance to extend their
stay on the summit and interact with the hearty souls who call the summit of
Mount Washington home.”
The program is being offered on select dates running June
through September. Trips are scheduled to depart from the base of the Auto Road
at 8:00am and return by 1:30pm. Space is
limited to eight guests per trip. A ticket
for a member of the Mount Washington Observatory is $129 and $199 for a non-member. Registration
is available online at mountwashington.org.
For more information please contact Brian Fitzgerald at (603)356-2137 x
In the summer months the Mount Washington Observatory
provides additional educational offerings including workshops, a free Science
in the Mountains lecture series, and daily “Live from the Rockpile” call-ins to
the summit observers from the Weather Discovery Center.
Guests can also explore the world of weather at the Mount
Washington Observatory’s two museums - The Weather Discovery Center located in
North Conway and Extreme Mount Washington located on the summit of Mount
Washington in the Sherman Adams State Park building.
For more information on the Mount Washington Observatory
educational programs visit MountWashington.org or call (603) 356-2137, ext. 225.
About Mount Washington Observatory
Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit,
member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the
natural systems that create the Earth's weather and climate. Since 1932, the
Observatory has been monitoring the elements from its weather station on the
summit of Mount Washington, using this unique site for scientific research and
educational outreach. For more information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit