So you think you know winter? Try swapping notes with Michael Wessler, an intern at the Mt. Washington Observatory in New Hampshire. Mike is a four-year veteran leader of Chewonki Wilderness Trips, including Northeast Rivers and Umbagog kayaking. He’s not going to be paddling this winter, however, unless it’s with a shovel. Here’s to you, Mike! Visit this link to the observatory blog to get a sense of life on top of a mountain that receives some of the most severe weather conditions in the world. As of this writing, the temperature is a balmy -15 degrees Fahrenheit, with wind making it feel like -54. Be sure to check the January postings to read what Mike himself had to say. It takes a special spirit and a lot of curiosity to embrace this experience and we’re proud to have a Chewonki leader at the summit.