It certainly feels like winter in New England recently. After a pretty warm start to January- a top 10 warmest-ever January in fact-we are back in the bitter cold, with (finally) some snow in the forecast. Now, we all live here in New England because we think of winter as a great adventure, right? Well, if you really want a winter adventure, then venture up 6288 feet to the top of Mt. Washington where you will find the "worst weather on Earth." Check out the video posted this week from the great folks up at the Mt Washington Observatory.
Mt Washinton, New Hampshire. 6,288 feet high. One a clear day you can see as far as 130 miles to Maine, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Quebec, and the Atlantic Ocean. The Auto Road up to the top is a scary, but wicked fun and beautiful trip. Of course, if it's a mountain, then people have to see how quickly they can walk, run, bike, and drive up to the summit. Here are the records for getting to the top according to the fine folks at the Mt Washington Auto Road
Wow- that cold front blew through Northern New England last night really cooled everything off. It's starting to feel like Fall and you may have seen a red leaf or two recently. And that's great! Perfect weather if you ask me. I don't know the next time we will see 88 degrees. Looks like daytime temps in the 70's and nice cool nights in the '50s...or '40s...or even in some places, like Mt Washington, BELOW FREEZING. Let's call it the first "ice" of the season. Pretty crazy that the mountain only has one month of the year with no ice!
We hope everyone got through the Tropical Storm unscathed yesterday. We saw 30 to 50 mile per hour gusts in most parts of Maine and New Hampshire. The big winner though was the top of Mt Washington, where they set a new August wind speed record of 147 miles per hour!
Let's face it. Cabin fever has set in for most of us, but there's really no where to go. How about a drive? I feel like the Sunday drive, which we used to do a lot when i was a little kid, is coming back in a big way.