Driving up Mt. Washington
|Mt. Washington Auto Rd||N 44 17.319||W 071 13.567|
While driving to the Dolly Copp campground, we passed Mt. Washington, which is the tallest mountain in New England. Sunday morning we thought about hiking up it, but decided to drive up it along the Mt. Washington Auto Road instead since we didn’t bring appropriate clothing. This turned out to be the correct decision since it quickly turned cloudy and started raining as we started driving up. It was an interesting drive and would have been awesome on a clear day, but even on a rainy day I still felt like I got my $25 worth. It’s an experience worth doing, but if you plan on doing any hiking around the top make sure you bring some warm clothes. When we were up there it was about 45 degrees Fahrenheit with 40mph winds. They give you an audio CD that you play while driving up the mountain, which includes some really interesting historical facts about the mountain. Then at the top there are a few pseudo museums to look around in. The picture is of Eric about half way up the mountain before the winds got too strong and the clouds got too thick.