In keeping with previous years tradition, typically in October, at the height of the fall color season, the Physics Department ascents on Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. This is a tradition started by Physics elders several decades ago, which we are religiously keeping alive. It turns out, Mount Monadnock is claimed to be the second most frequently climbed mountain in the Universe after Mount Fuji. Either way, the 5 mile hike with 1700ft elevation gain is well worth the climb. The view from the vast bare granite summit of the mountain is amazing. On a bright day you can see Boston way to the East and the White Mountains 100 miles to the North. And all the space in between is covered by a sea of beautiful red and yellow of maple, oak and beach. All are welcome, so next fall – same place, same time!