Mount Washington, called Agiocochook by some Native American tribes, is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m) and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River (from Wikipedia).
I remember driving up Mt. Washington with my family when I was Quinnie’s age (and Aunt Jenny was Kiera’s age). There’s an awesome photo of us at the summit. I wish I had it here in Germany- I would scan and post it.
I remember the scary drive up around that winding, narrow road (with no guard rail). It was a warm summer day, but when we reached the top it was windy and cold. I haven’t been back since then, but knew I wanted to share the experience with Simon and the girls, so off we went!
entrance (where they give you an informational cd about the mountain to listen to on the way up)
Still scary! I had to look away in certain parts..
the effect of the wind on the trees
halfway up we got out to enjoy the view
Kiera and Papa
my little mountain goat
the terrain started to change the higher we went..
we got out of the car again to check out these cool rock formations
parking lot near the top
It’s true- inside the visitor’s center there’s a LONG list of names of people who have died up there.
Tip-Top House (and putting our jackets on!)
inside the Tip-Top House
the outside of the Tip-Top House..
Post Office at the top of Mt. Washington?!
There was an interactive area in the visitor’s center where you could learn all about the mountain..
and change the seasons of the panoramic view
how you have to walk at the summit in winter..
driving a snowmobile on the mountain
The Mount Washington Cog Railway takes passengers who don’t want to drive up and down the mountain.
time to head home..
It was a great day!