Our time left in New Hampshire is short. We have 3 weeks (but only 2 weekends) left. Time to start saying farewell. People we’ve been saying goodbye to slowly, a dinner or two a week for the past month or so. This weekend we said goodbye to the state itself: by going searching for moose by the Canadian border and going up Mount Washington on the Cog Railway and hiking back down.* Today is the most sore I’ve ever been!
- Mt. Washington is the highest peak in New England at 6288 ft. above sea level.
- The Cog Railway up Mt. Washington is the oldest in the world (1869). It is also the steepest in the U.S. with some parts having a grade of over 37%.
- Mt. Washington has the highest recorded wind speed by a manned weather station. It was recorded in 1934 and the gust was 231 mph before the anemometer flew away.