Mount Washington - Highest Peak in New Hampshire
Elevation 6288 Feet
18th Highest State Peak in the Nation
Visited on July 8th, 2019
|Why Hike when you can drive?|
Of course I would prefer to hike this peak from ground level up, but the time we had for this trip would not allow it - sure; excuses. The truth is, Mt. Washington is one of the tougher state peak hikes. It takes you by surprise. It could be 80 degrees at basecamp in the summer and below zero at the peak with high winds. In fact, the strongest wind gust on this planet was recorded at the top of Mt. Washington. The original name of this Mountain was an Indian name, and the local tribe would never climb it. The mountain to them was known as death, or interpreted by their belief in god accordingly. It never fails, hikers will die on this hike every year, in the middle of summer, from hypothermia.
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