In September of 2015 I got an invitation from a good friend to hike Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This mountain is the highest mountain in the lower 48 U.S. states east of the Mississippi River and it is also one of the windiest places on earth. The highest measured wind speed of any place on earth was measured at the summit of Mount Washington. In winter time the snows that blanket this mountain make it a treacherous climb for even the most seasoned hiker. We were extremely fortunate in that when we spent the two days we did climbing to the summit the weather could not have been better. It was beautifully sunny, (as the images attest) and warm and there was barely a breath of wind. The climb was not overly difficult and we made it to "Lake of the clouds" hut at the end of the first day and spent the night relaxing in the comfortable surroundings. The next morning we hiked up the remaining trail to the summit and spent a few hours at the visitor centre there enjoying the views and taking more scenic images. We made it back down from the summit to the hut at Lake of the clouds and spent the night there and then hiked the rest of the way back down the following morning. Mount Washington is a very beautiful hike and I recommend it to any adventurer who is looking for a great but not overly difficult challenge with some incredible scenery.
© Steve Tambosso - "The Wandering Fireman"