Wed., July 11th – “In His hands are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him” Ps. 95:4. Steve and I have driven many mountain paths across this great land of ours, yet we never tire of taking in their awesome beauty. Today was no exception as we wound our way up the steep 8 miles to the summit of Mt. Washington near Gorham, New Hampshire. This incredibly unique mountain has the reputation of having the worst weather on the planet. In 1934 it took the world record for the highest winds ever recorded in a staffed weather station – a walloping 231mph! It’s known for heavy fog, bitter cold, and fierce winds…and a clear day on the summit is said to be extremely rare. Well, we were blessed to just hit one of those rare days.
We finished our day with dinner at the Northland Restaurant in Berlin, NH. #1 on TripAdvisor...the best fresh red raspberry pie ever!
Interesting Fact: On our way back down Mt. Washington, we met a woman at a pull-out sitting on a rock with a blanket wrapped around her. She was so frightened from the harrowing steep curves, she had her family drop her off and told them to pick her up on their way back down….and she added, “I have no regrets!”
(There is a sign at the base of the mountain warning travelers this is not for those afraid of heights. Guess they got that right.)