Monday, June 9, 2008

Mount Washington Auto Road

If you are ever riding in New Hampshire here is a must visit. The Mount Washington Auto Road to the Summit. Last weekend Gail and I decided to go up. I must confess I have never been to the summit. What a mistake. I really need to do this again.... and again.

The day was hot and sunny in the mid 90s at the base. At the summit at 6200+ ft it was a cool and a very comfortable 61 degrees. The ride up was exciting with incredible views. It wasn’t long before we were above the tree line and the excitement level went up dramatically. No shoulder or guard rails with a drop that makes your head spin. Wahoo, what a ride!

The Auto Road. If your not careful the views will draw your eyes away from where you need to be looking

Gail took a lot of pictures

A gentleman from Amsterdam said "If there was one place I had to go when I came to America it was here to see this locomotive" He actually said that. He did of course admit that he was a live steam train nut :) The Cog Railway

The auto road

You don't see many houses chained down so they won't blow away. This is the location of the highest recorded wind in history

The view from the top is incredible
If you want to see what is happening up there now. Here is a link to their Webcam network

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the coolest thing is, once at the summit, looking down into the valley to watch aircraft taking off from the local airport and climbing UP to where you are - plays with your head.

Great pix, Kevin, as always, and terrific narratives to accompany them!