Summary: An excellent hike if you want to see lots of mount Washington without spending much time in the trees. The views are spectacular, the terrain is rugged and the people are interesting. There are two types of hikers at the top of mount Washington, those who hiked it and those who have no idea what they are getting into.
Mt. Washington has some of the worst recorded weather on the planet. It can change very quickly so be prepared. Tuckerman's ravine is always impressive. See my Tuckerman's Ravine hike for details on that one.
If you are scared of heights then do not attempt to drive up the auto road. It is narrow.
Trailhead: From route 16 between Gorham and Glen NH locate the 'Mt Washington Auto Road'. Pay fee for the 8 mile drive to the summit of Mt Washington - this is a steep drive so use a good vehicle which will not overheat and has good brakes. An audio tape or cd will be provided for you to learn about the rich history of the mountain.
Park at the summit, explore the museum, use the bathrooms and buy some food. (Lat:44.27012 Lon:-71.30291)
Trail Guides for Washington - Summit Cone:
Best Seasons: Fall, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Email: email@example.com, See Ranger at Pinkham Notch on Rte 16
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