Friday, May 2, 2008

Mt. Washington


A photo from last May, of Mt. Washington, which is 68 miles away in New Hampshire and stands as the highest peak in the northeastern United States at 6,288 feet(1,917 meters). On clear days it can be seen from certain parts of Portland. I just checked the Mt Washington Observatory site and it looks to have about the same amount of snow on top right now as it did when this picture was taken. Here's a current webcam shot.

A fact verified by wikipedia....

Mount Washington holds the world record for directly measured surface wind speed, at 231 mph (372 km/h), recorded on the afternoon of April 12, 1934.


5 comments:

  1. where is this picture taken from exactally?

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  2. Zooming in like that makes it look like you're in Seattle. Too bad it didn't look that close in real life!

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  3. Hi anonymous, this picture was taken from the South Portland High School athletic fields.

    And Bill in PA, I forgot to mention in the post the zoom factor. This was indeed taken using my 70-300mm lens, making it look like Mt. Rainer outside of Seattle or Mt. Hood in the other Portland (Oregon). On a clear day, it is visible to the naked eye if you know where to look.

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  4. That is an awesome pic!

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