Mt Washington Valley

April 17, 2018

The Mt. Washington Hotel and surrounding Presidential Range are beautiful regardless of the season. These first two images taken at different times of the year speak to the beauty of the valley. Winter or summer, you will always find something to do. From skiing to golf - hiking to biking or a ride to the Mt. Washington Observatory aboard the Cog Rail Train (you can see the trains step vertical ascent path), regardless of what you do, you can never get enough of the views!

Mt. Washington AKA 'Home of the World's Worst Weather' held the record of the highest wind gust ever recorded @ 231 mph. It was eclipsed in 1996 by Typhoon Olivia at Barrow Island, Australia with a new record of 253 mph. The 231 mph record however still stands as the highest ground speed recording of all time.   

If this hotel looks a little familiar to my Western State friends, you may find similarities to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. And, for what it's worth - they are both reported to be haunted!

Just to wrap up our extended winter season this year, below are additional images from the area. It was a brutal late winter - but oh so beautiful!

'Live Free or Die' (what a great State motto!)

 


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