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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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  • We hiked up but couldn't quite make it to the summit due to snow/ice blocking us. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful hike. This was our first experience hiking in snow/ice and although we were prepared ...  more »
  • Only had the chance to sightsee from the highway and scenic areas.What a beautiful picturesque mountain,actually breathtaking.We were taking pictures at every angle, but when parked at the base ,WOW.N...  more »
  • Had an AWESOME time. I went up on a very cloudy day and couldn't see much, so the next day that was very sunny and clear I went again and the view was breath taking! Defiantly recommend.  more »