Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ascent Of Mount Washington

I'd always wanted to climb Mt. Washington. It is one of the more notable walk-ups--great views, history, good trails, lots of company--although not very high. My desire to climb it has waned with age, so on this day, October 15th, we took the cog railway up to the top and back. The cog railway itself is notable, being the first such railway in the world. I have ridden several in Europe, and never imagined it was an American invention!
Great day for the of its few clear

Summit from train station

Going up

Angle of ascent


Summit area

Summit views

Vicki taking it in

The parking lot below

Historical matters
Old-time roughing it

Me on the summit

More history

More views

All down-hill from here

End of the line

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