Mount Washington New Hampshire

Mt Washington from Davis Path in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA. Mt Washington is on left and is the highest peak in the Northeast.
Mt Washington – White Mountains, New Hampshire

Mount Washington State Park, New Hampshire – At a height of 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the Northeast's highest peak, home to the worst weather in the world, and a winter climber’s paradise. The 60 acres, more or less, surrounding the summit cone is part of the Mount Washington State Park.

The most well known historical event in the White Mountains happened on April 12, 1934. On this day, a wind gust of 231 miles per hour was recorded on Mount Washington by the Mount Washington Observatory staff. It was the fastest wind gust ever recorded on the surface of the Earth, and it wasn’t until sixty-two years later, in 1996, that an unmanned instrument station in Barrow Island, Australia broke the record with a recording of 253 miles per hour during Tropical Cyclone Olivia.

Appalachian Trail - The summit of Mt Washington during the winter months in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. Mt Washington, at a height of 6,288 feet, is the Northeast's highest peak, home to the worst weather in the world
Mt Washington State Park – White Mountains, New Hampshire

The first known ascent of Mount Washington was in 1642 by Darby Field. It is hard to imagine anyone standing on the summit of Mount Washington in the 1600s.

The Mount Washington Cog Railroad ascending Mount Washington during the summer months in the scenic landscape of the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Mt Washington Cog Railroad – New Hampshire USA

You can get to summit by taking the Mount Washington Cog, Mount Washington Auto Road, or hiking one of the many trails that lead to the summit. Though the Auto Road is an exciting way to visit the summit many visitors seem to love riding the Mount Washington Cog.

Appalachian Trail - Mount Washington from Crawford Path in the Presidential Range during the winter months. Located in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Mt Washington – White Mountains, New Hampshire

The landscape is amazing and you will not be disappointed! It is an excellent area to photograph and visit. A visit to the summit should be on your bucket list. All of the above images can be licensed for publications by clicking on the image you are interested in, and you can view more images of Mount Washington here.

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer, writer, and author who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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3 Responses to “Mount Washington New Hampshire”

  1. Daniele Sharpe

    Amazing shots! I have been to the summit many times but never during the winter. I wouldn’t have thought to go up during the winter.


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