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All Good Things Come to an End

September 29, 2012; 6:25 PM

I started working for the Mount Washington Observatory as an intern in January of 2006. After completing that internship, I headed back home to Penn State and State College to complete another internship with AccuWeather (as a forecaster) and to finish my meterology degree. Immediately after graduation, I headed back north to start working for the Observatory as a full-time member of the summit crew. My first shift started on June 6, 2007. Fast forward to today, nearly five and a half years later, when I sit on the summit of Mount Washington during my final shift working for the Observatory, which will end on October 3.

I started writing this blog at the same time that I started my internship with the Observatory. At that time, I had been working for AccuWeather as a radio broadcaster for several years, and my father, Ken Clark, had been working for AccuWeather for over 30 years. It was his idea that I blog about my experiences on the mountain, and luckily AccuWeather was on board. When I came back to the Observatory, the relationship between our organization and AccuWeather was made more official, and I was able to continue contributing to this blog.

Now, I realize that I have been quite remiss in updating over the last 8 months or so. Most of that can be contributed to a significant amount of work that I had to do here at the Observatory before I leave. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything that I want to do, and then sometime I just don't have enough energy!

Over the last few months, I have been sorting and cataloging the thousands of photos that I have taken on Mount Washington during my time working here. Doing this allows me to leave the Observatory with my person 'best of the best', but it also allows me to take some time to share my favorite photos, and memories that accompany them, with you on here.

So, be sure to check back over the next few days as I wrap up my time on Mount Washington. Also be sure to check the Observer Comments on our website,

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