Mt. Washington is the Northeast’s highest peak, elevation around 6,288′. There is one road leading up to the summit that you can drive yourself if you really want to. It’s an eight mile narrow two lane road with no shoulder and no guard rail. We chose to take a tour van and let them do the driving so we can both see the sights on the way up. We were so glad we did that 🙂
Before there was a road up here only horses and hikers would make it to the top. They could get a meal and sleep in the Tip Top House when they got here.
The Appalachian Trail crosses over the Summit of Mt. Washington.
Another option to get you to the top of the mountain is to take the train. The Cog Railroad climbs up the mountain on a track much like that on a roller coaster. Only I don’t think the ride down is like a roller coaster.
After returning back to earth we went on a hike in search of a waterfall. Along the trail we found ourselves face to face with a moose! She looked at us and I quickly got out my iPhone/camera, turned it on, turned on the camera app and waited for it to load which seemed like forever, then quickly shot this picture. She started heading up the trail towards us so we all ran to hide behind the biggest trees we could find. She was so close, but I just couldn’t get that great picture I wanted.