This summer is THE summer I climb Mt. Washington, the tallest peak in the Eastern U.S. and the “Home of the worlds worst weather.”

The snow covered summit of Mt Washington bathed in pink alpenglow.

And what better motivation to get me on the trail than to be able to support the Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) in the process.

This coming July 19-20 I plan on participating in the “Seek The Peak” hike-a-thon to raise money for the non profit MWOBS.

Rarely will I subject my readers to appeals for donations of any kind, but I truly believe this is for a worthy cause. If any of you would like to help, please click over to my fund raising page HERE to make a small donation.

“What’s in it for me?”

I know only a small number of my subscribers or fans of my photography live anywhere near Mount Washington, and may not have any interest in supporting the work they do. So to sweeten the deal, how about a chance at a signed 16″ x 24″ (41cm x 61cm) print of the image above?

For each $10 U.S. donation you’ll be entered in a chance to win an archival quality, hand signed print of “Mount Washington Summit In The Alpenglow.”  All you need to do to enter is click HERE, and then follow the instructions to make your donation. That’s it!

Thank you for your support, and I’ll see you at the summit!

20 thoughts on “Please Help Me Support The Mount Washington Observatory

  1. great picture! I wish I could hike up there with you and help with the fundraising that way! Late november wouldn’t be a good time to go hiking there, would it? ’cause that’s when I’ll be in NYC and could hop up north to New Hampshire which I don’t know and do some hiking there… but I’m not hard-core and experienced so…
    Anyway, you made me want to do it, so I’ll add it to the list of places I’ll have to go to when the season’s right!

    Cheers for the hike! will you tell us how it went?

    1. Thank you!

      Late November would be much more like winter than late fall on the “Rock Pile.” Any time of the year the weather up there can be very unpredictable and until about 10 years ago held the record of the highest recorded wind speed of over 231 mph. 100mph winds above tree line are not uncommon. Any time after about mid September there can be snow. However, I that doesn’t scare you off there are several places in North Conway that rent a lot of the gear you’d need to safely reach the summit.

      1. thanks! I’d be happy too! but this year, I’ll only be in the US between end of september and mid-december and will roll around Montana, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, NYC, DC. maybe (or NH!) and Florida. I’ll keep Mt. Washington in mind though…

        1. Wow! That is going to be one busy trip! My advice if you plan to visit NH would be to do it on the early end of that time table, between mid September and the first or second week of October. That is during the peak foliage season. Unfortunately predicting when and where it will be the best can be tough because it is very weather dependent.

          Enjoy your trip! And remember, the invitation is open ended. So if you’re ever in the neighborhood… 😀

          1. Thanks again for the invitation! I’ll keep it in mind! I start with Colorado because I want to try and hike some of the easiest fourteeners and then will make my way east because I leave from Miami on a cruiseship for work with deaf people early December.

            But someday… I’ll make it to NH at the right time to climb Mt. Washington, and I’ll be glad to do it with you.

            Happy trek and photo shoot!

  2. I want that picture soooooooooo much 🙂 Great incentive and project. I donated in memory of Jim, with whom I spent a wedding anniversary battling up Mt. Washington against a freezing wind while he tried to help anchor me down.

  3. Fantastic photo. Would have loved to donate, but with the new baby I’m afraid we’re about to need donations ourselves pretty soon 😀 (just kidding, we’re not in need of donations, but let’s just say we’re not fine dining either)

    1. Thank you Paula. It should be fun at the very least. I’ve wanted to hike this mountain for a few years now, and to do it for a worthy cause is an added bonus.

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