Great Glen NH - Mt. Washington Auto Road


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Published: May 6th 2009
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On a clear very cold February day Tommy, Jim, Scott and myself went up Mt. Washington auto road in one of the Great Glen Snow Cats. The “Cats” are these great specially equipped four track vans for driving in snow. We rode on the snow pack up above the tree line on the auto road that in summer goes to the summit of Mt. Washington. At times we were driving up the road on over 8 feet of packed snow. Unfortunately we were unable to get any clear views of the top of the mountain on our ride up because of a series snow squalls. We weren't able to drive to the summit of the mountain but did get above the tree line just above 4000 feet in elevation. Rich our driver was a real bonus, entertaining and informative he's been driving up the auto road for 26 years and a Snow Cat driver since they started 8 years ago. He presents a complete historical and natural history dialogue with a real passion for Mt. Washington. We stopped above tree line and we were able to get out of the van and enjoy the 2 degree temperature and forty mile per
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View from Great Glen Lodge
hour winds. Be sure to dress for super cold weather because you'll want to get out of the van above tree line and walk around. It was a great ride and well worth the $45. Well one more thing off my bucket list.


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Jim, Tommy, Scott & Myself
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View across to Wildcat Mt. ski area
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