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Aug 4, 2019 - Mount Washington State Park

Wasn’t going to be able to start up the Mount Washington Auto Road until 11:30 due to a special event so didn’t rush checking out. Finally got on the road a bit before 9. Took I-89 to Montpelier then east on US 2. The road surface on the initial stretch from Montpelier to St Johnsbury was horrible. Not pot holes per se but sections of the upper layer of the road were missing, large cracks, washboard….thump, thump, thump for 40 miles! It got better after that w/ only periodic regressions. The Mount Washington Auto Road was not in the best of...

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Jun 24, 2015 - Mount Washington Cog Railway

Ride the World's First Mountain Climbing Train, the only Cog Railway East of the Rockies, to the Top of Mount Washington - the Highest Peak in New England! Passengers will experience a sense of adventure and history on the Mount Washington Cog Railway's 3-hour guided train tour to the highest peak in the Northeast. With approximately one hour to spend at the 6,288 foot summit, visitors can take in the spectacular panoramic view, spanning the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, north into Canada, and east to the...

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Sep 20, 2012 - Mount Washington

Fabulous day!!! We took the cog railway to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the White Mountains. I've been having a lot of trouble with internet connections since we've been here in Littleton, so I'll let the pictures tell the story of today, along with a couple of links: Mount Washington Cog Railway Tip Top House

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Aug 12, 2010 - Kancamagus Highway

Today’s tour was the Kancamagus Highway that runs east and west across New Hampshire through the southern part of the White Mountain National Forest. It’s a great ride and probably unbelievable in the fall when the trees are turning colors. More waterfalls and covered bridges on this route. We headed north to see the Old Man on the Mountain site. The face collapsed in 2003 when the chin slipped and brought the four slabs that make up the rest of the face down. A private group is trying to build a monument to the Old Man, but it seems to be...

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Aug 11, 2010 - This Car Climbed Mt. Washington

Today we were off to Mt. Washington. You have a choice to hike, drive, or take the cog railway to the 6,288 ft. summit of Mt. Washington. We chose to hike, but when Sue went to put on her hiking boots, she realized she left them back at Winnie, so we drove instead (If you think we were really going to hike, I got some land in coastal Louisiana I like to sell you). An interesting drive as you can see from some of the pictures. The landscape changes from deciduous-conifer forest to alpine over about 5,000 ft of elevation. Not much growing...

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Aug 7, 2009 - Mt Washington NH

Arrived at Mt Washington to a sunny warm day to ride the Cog Steam Train up into the clouds where you could not see your hand in front of your face and temp of 40 degrees. It takes 3 hrs but worth the experience. after there went to Lancaster NH for night in campground to have water and elec for shower and nice meal. Guinness got to play with some boys and run for the ball.

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Oct 8, 2008 - Take the 'A' Train

And don’t get blown away! - Wednesday, October 8 Today we’re headed for the summit of Mt. Washington, highest point in the northeastern United States. They say that on a clear day you can see 5 states and Quebec from the summit. Today is sunny and clear overhead, but there is a haze in the distance. They also say to dress warmly. Mt. Washington weather is considered to be the worst on the North American Continent. Winds in a 1934 storm reached speeds of 231 mph, the highest wind velocity ever recorded by man. The average wind speed is 37...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

May 13, 2005 - Mount Washington

Mount Washington is 6288ft high and is the highest peak in the Northeast. There is both an auto road and a railway that takes you to the summit. Mount Washington was named for George Washington before he became president. The mountain has its own severe weather system. The wind exceeds hurricane strength on more than a hundred days per year and in 1934 it reached the highest speed ever recorded anywhere in the world -231mph. The ascent by the auto road takes approximately forty minutes under sane conditions, though rally drivers have done...

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