- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) - It may still be warm outside, but the Mount Washington Observatory is accepting bookings for day and overnight trips for a closer look at its heavy snow, freezing fog and strong winds during the winter.

Observatory “DayTrips” bring participants to the summit via the observatory’s snowcat along the Mount Washington Auto Road. At the summit, participants will get a tour of the mountaintop weather station, an in-depth look at the observatory, lunch and time outdoors to see some of the world’s worst weather.

Overnight programs will include topics such as mountain photography, climate change and winter mountaineering in the observatory’s‘ “classroom in the clouds.”

The overnight, or “EduTrips,” run on winter weekends from early January through March. DayTrips run on most Mondays and on select Fridays. They cost anywhere from $329 to $999.

The EduTrips include snowcat transportation up and down the mountain, meals and overnight lodging at the observatory, with the weather station tour and classes.

For more information, contact Director of Education Brian Fitzgerald at (603) 356-2137, ext. 225 or visit www.MountWashington.org.

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