Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 24, 2016 at 02:00PM by advodna_dave

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We woke up this morning with the sun shining through our Fantastic Fans, so instead of hitching up, we threw the kids in the car for a dash to the top of Mt. Washington. . Completed in 1861, the 8 mile auto road climbs 4600 ft to the top of the highest peak in the Northeastern US (6,145 ft). Because of concerns about the incline (both going up *and* coming down), there is a detailed list of specific makes and models of cars prohibited from driving the road (mostly those without a low gear) along with restrictions on payloads, wheelbases and widths. . While there were a couple short spots of dirt and lots of narrow sections with no guard rails and lots of air below, it was a great road and very cool to climb up out of the changing New England foliage into a sparse alpine environment above treeline. . #mtwashington #mtwashingtonautoroad #whitemountains #newhampshire