Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 24, 2016 at 02:58PM by advodna_dave

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Despite being only about half as high as most people from CA or CO would consider a real mountain, Mt. Washington's position in the path of storms coming up from the Gulf towards the cool Atlantic can result in weather not too different from that on Mt. Everest. With a record low of -46C (much lower with the hurricane force winds that batter the peak an average of 110 days a year) and a top recorded wind speed of 231 mph, a day like ours just below freezing with 30-40 mph winds is a rare treat. We posed for the obligatory summit picture, but you can tell by the kids' faces, they were ready to get back in the car! #mtwashington #newhampshire #travelwithkids #familytravel