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The White Mountains Sights

Mt. Washington

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Updated 12/24/2013

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Mt. Washington is the highest peak (6,288 feet) in the northeastern United States and the site of a weather station that recorded the world's highest winds, 231 mph, back in 1934. You can drive to the top, which climbs 4,600 feet in just over 7 miles, in the summer. A number of trailheads circle the mountain and the other peaks in the Presidential Range, but all of them are strenuous. On the summit is Extreme Mount Washington, an interactive museum dedicated to science

and weather. A guided bus tour is available, or you can reach the top along several rough hiking trails. Remember that the temperatures atop Mt. Washington will be much colder than those down below—the average year-round is below freezing, and the average wind velocity is 35 mph.

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Updated 12/24/2013


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Nov 9, 2002

Take the Snowcoach up Mt Washington for amazing views

In the winter months you can travel up Mt Washington in the Snowcoach, Try For further info. This is a great way to spend a few hours and on a clear day the views are amazing.The driver/guides are very helpful and offer lots of information as you travel up the mountain. Well recommended - A unique experience

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