While not officially a “guiding” assignment, I was honored to be invited to co-lead a special New Year’s Eve trip to the summit of Mt. Washington with the Mount Washington Observatory. As part of their “EduTrips”, a small group of weather enthusiasts would board the MWO snow-tractor for an ascent of the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Much educational content was provided by Michelle Cruz, the Director of Education for the non-profit organization (and also my fiancee), and a gourmet 9 course dinner was provided by MWO volunteers, supporters, and gourmet chefs, Ed O’Malley and John Bouhs.
We then went up in the observation tower, where I took a short video of the experience! Video posting TBD.
Close to midnight, and after the most amazing 9 course meal I have ever had, the celebration began.
All in all it was a terrific New Year’s. We watched the ball drop on TV in Times Square, where millions of people where in attendance. On the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast 15 people rang in 2010 in style. I was glad to be one of them.
For more about the Mount Washington Observatory and it’s membership please visit http://www.mountwashingtonobservatory.com.