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Mount Washington, New Hampshire

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Mount Washington, called Agiocochook by some Native American tribes, is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6288.2ft and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.The mountain is notorious for its erratic weather. On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded a windspeed of 231mph at the summit, the world record for most of the 20th century, and still a record for measured wind speeds not involved with a tropical cyclone.The mountain is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in the township of Sargent's Purchase, Coös County, New Hampshire. While nearly the whole mountain is in the White Mountain National Forest, an area of 60.3acre surrounding and including the summit is occupied by Mount Washington State Park.The Mount Washington Cog Railway ascends the western slope of the mountain, and the Mount Washington Auto Road climbs to the summit from the east. The mountain is popular with hikers (the Appalachian Trail crosses the summit). Other common activities include glider flying, and annual cycle and running races such as the Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb and Road Race.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We started our hiking at the Basement in The CogRailway station , the trail that we chose was amazing is at the right site , only the weather wasn't good but still that we had a great time, if the wea...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Thirty-five years after driving up Mount Washington, my husband and I finally got the the opportunity to hike up. What a joy. It was very challenging! It was worth it! We were also fortunate to have c...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Took the Cog up to the summit. Expensive but worth the trip. Dress warm and sit on the left side going up and right side going down.  more »

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