“Is the summit on top?”
“How come I can still breathe this high up?”
“This is my first time up Mt. Washington. What am I supposed to do now?”
We teachers tell students, “There are no silly questions.” But rangers on top of New England’s highest peak might begin to wonder.
Four years ago, Mike Pelchat, manager of Mt. Washington State Park, posted a list of actual questions asked by tourists at the summit information desk of Mt. Washington. The list is absolutely phenomenal.
“Are those clouds on a time schedule?”
“How often do you fire the fog horn?”
“Does the altitude make kids crazy?”