We just came back from our annual New Hampshire Association of REALTORS Convention at the Mount Washington Hotel and Resort in Bretton Woods NH. While there, a
friend and I decided to take the train to the top of Mount Washington.
In case you don’t know, the world’s worst weather conditions have been tracked atop Mount Washington – the fastest winds ever recorded and the coldest temperatures as well.
It was a gorgeous sunny crisp day, just perfect to head to the top for some
incredible views of New England. We saw New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts. And boy what views they were too! We climbed up past the tops of other mountains, way up past any tree line there was, and into the clouds, the few there were that day.
We decided to leave all the other NH REALTORS back at the hotel and take some time relax a little. And it was well worth playing hooky that afternoon!
Check out the pictures in this slide show – amazing to have seen all that in person. And of course, my camera could never capture what we were actually seeing with our own eyes during that amazing trip to the top of the world in New Hampshire!
The trains run on coal, however they are in the process of switching to
bio-fuels. One train already runs on that, and the others are to follow. On
the trip down, they use steam to keep the trains from flying down on their own speed.
The engines are not connected to the actual passenger cars – they’re pushed up on the way up, and the engines serve as the ‘brakes’ on the way down, again not connected at all. That was a little unnerving to learn, and we learned that on the way down. And guess where we were sitting on the ride down – right in the very front, and we could see we weren’t connected at all. A little scary when we looked down and thought about it. But we were safe and sound all the way up and all the way back down
If you’re ever in northern New Hampshire and near the Mount Washington in the White Mountains National Forest, do yourself a huge
favor and take that train trip. I wish I had done so years ago when my honey was here so we could have done that trip together – he would have absolutely loved it!
I hope you enjoy the picture tour as much as I enjoyed the real tour up and
down Mount Washington! And I hope you get the chance to take the trip in
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