Mount Washington is the highest peak in the northeastern region of the United States and is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains in the state of New Hampshire. Mount Washington is the most prominent mountain east of Mississippi River with 6288 ft. (1 917 m).
Washington Mountain is the tallest among its neighboring peaks which is the Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay and Mt. Cog Rail.
Mount Washington is known for having very erratic weather such as bad storms including snow, and combinations of high winds that can knock out the strongest hiker that challenges the mountain. Therefore, if you are planning to go to the upper part of the mountain, it would be wise to use caution because you may experience extreme weather conditions at the higher elevations. Mount Washington has recorded the highest winds on the surface of the Earth with a measured speed 231 mph (372 km/h).
Mount Washington is famous not only for being the highest peak in North-eastern of United States but also of having its own attractions. The Mount Washington Auto Road and the Mount Washington Cog Railway are the attractions in the Mount Washington that raises the range of the highest peak.
The Mountain Auto Road is a toll road with a 7.6 mi (12.2km) distance extending from the New Hampshire Route 16. The Auto Road can be traveled by the private vehicles and tour vehicles that were guided by the tours, but now it has been discontinued.
The Mount Washington Cog Railway is known as the world’s first cog railway for mountain climbing. The path is built to 4 ft. 8 inch (1 422 mm) gauge and with a length of 3 miles (4.8 km). The railway continues its operation to climb up to the Mount Washington. In order to carry the tourists up to the mountain it uses the Marsh rack system as well as one or more steam locomotives.
Mount Washington State Park is a land of perch on the highest level of the Mount Washington wherein during the summer season there are amenities such as gift shops, cafeterias, restrooms and museum in the mountain. The park can be reached by taking the path for Mount Auto Road and Mount Washington Cog Railway and the other hiking trails.
While Mount Washington State Forest is having the state of forest located at south-western region of Berkshire in Massachusetts. The 1 869 hectares forest protects the 120 hectares of the primary forest and the American forest separately. You can enjoy the scene while walking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
Mount Washington is not only famous of being the highest peak in the United States but also for having its beautiful attractions surrounded to the mountain. It is an excellent tourist attraction to visit in the Northeastern region of the United States.
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