Mt Washington Auto Road!
Trip Start Mar 04, 2005
253Trip End Dec 31, 2014
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We had been putting this drive off hoping for a clear day. As we were getting close to leaving the area we decided to go ahead and do the drive on a cloudy, but not rainy, day. At 6,228 feet in elevation Mt Washington is the highest point in the Northeast. The drive wasn't bad and once we arrived at the top we learned that it is clouded in about 60% of the time.
Lots of people climb this mountain and there are trails all over the place. They are marked by large piles of rocks, called cairns. These cairns are located about 20 feet apart towards the top of the mountain because of the cloudy/foggy conditions - without them you would have no idea where the trail was!
It was a great drive and one that we would recommend to anyone who happens to be in the area. If we did it again we would pack a lunch and our chairs. That way we could find an overlook and spend some time watching the clouds come and go along with the view!