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Sep 29, 2012 - Cog Railway, Mount Washington, and the Mount Washington Hotel

September 29, 2012-Today we are taking the cog railway to the top of Mount Washington, the tallest mountain in the northeast at 6288 feet. Mount Washington is so tall that it has a wholly different weather pattern than the areas at lower elevations. It is also the place where the highest wind speed ever recorded—231 mph—occurred. It regularly has winds for 70-80 miles per hour. It is serviced by a cog railway designed to make the steep ascent up the side of the mountain. Susan and I took this trip in 2010, but there was a blizzard at the...

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Sep 28, 2012 - Cannon Aerial Parkway and The Flume

September 28, 2012-Rain, rain, rain all day today. Luckily we had our rain gear with us. We did a ride-share with Ernie and Sheila to the Cannon Aerial Tramway, a gondola at the Cannon Ski Area. The gondola holds about 70 people when really stuffed—we didn’t have that many. It was one of the first gondolas at one of the first ski areas in New Hampshire. Begun in the 30s, Cannon ski area was the place to be if you weren’t suffering from the depression or having to go to war in the 40s. But when the boys came back from Europe and the Pacific...

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Aug 21, 2007 - State route tour #1

I've just returned from my first New England adventure. Tuesday morning Dave and I left bright and early, ready for a few days of car travel, camping and good-byes. First stop: Sudbury, Massachusetts and the home of Lauren Konopacz. The most important thing to note about this journey is that mapquest stinks and that suburban New England has the weirdest street system ever (coming from a grid system lover like myself.) Despite the winding roads, we managed to find Lauren's and after catching up we headed for historic Concord, MA. After a...

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