Saturday, April 26, 2014
As with all of the places mentioned in my A to Z blogs, one or two photos don't do justice to Mount Washington, the tallest point on the eastern seaboard of the US. I know of three ways to ascend this monster: the cog railway, the road, and hiking. We have done the first two and wouldn't even dream of doing the third. The weather can turn from summer to winter in moments and kill the unprepared hiker. Mount Washington holds a world's record for strongest surface wind ever recorded, at 231 miles per hour. We rode up in a van one September day and saw ice-covered boulders on the way.