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2010 - Mount Washington, White Mountains, NH

During my 2010 New England tour, by far, the highlight of the trip was Mount Washington, which is located within the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Mount Washington is the highest peak in the northeastern United States and is famous for its weather.  It held the record for the highest wind gust of 231MPH back in 1934.  During our visit to the Mount Washington Observatory, our original plans to hike down to the Lake of the Clouds hut were scrapped because of weather conditions.  The weather conditions at the time of our visit were the following:

High:  59°F
Low:  50°F
Average Wind Speed:  35.5 mph
Peak Wind Gust:  69 mph
Precipitation:  0.21"

Needless to say that hanging onto the observation deck railing with winds gusting at 50 to 60 mph was one heck of an adrenaline rush.  I cannot imagine 100 mph or even 200 mph.  One thing is for certain, Mount Washington is on my list of places to revisit at some point in my lifetime.

Enjoy the photographs (click thumbnails for larger view)..

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