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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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  • Could not believe the mountain top was CLOSED!! We were there in 70 degree weather last week and they have a policy that closes the auto highway the middle of October regardless of the weather or not....  more »
  • We went inside the info center for hiking advice, then crossed the road for the walk to Lost Lake. The lake itself was nothing special, but it gave us a good view of Tuckerman’s Ravine and Mt. Washing...  more »
  • I have gone up this mountain by Cog Train and this time was by Auto Road. Certainly was the most harrowing drive I have completed in a long time. There are warning signs everywhere on this. We chose t...  more »

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