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.