This eight-mile road takes you to the Northeast's highest peak, Mt. Washington (6,288 ft), "the top of New England". This road gives you (literally) mile-high views of the Presidential Range and the White Mountain National Forest. $20 for vehicle and driver, includes an audio tour and a bumpter sticker, and $7 for each additional adult passenger and $5 for childrens 5-12 (children under 5 are free). This auto tour is the oldest manmade attraction in the USA, built in 1861.
On a clear day the mountains just stand out
sharply. This is Mount Adams and Jefferson
from Route 2 near Gorham. This is in August.
Leaves turn earlier up here, in late September.
The trail goes south from Mount Washington
to Lake of the Clouds and
up Mount Monroe.
This is a view of the lake and hut and
Mount Monroe behind ( to the south )
This was August 1980
When storm fronts pass through
temperature can drop fast.
Its also easy to take a wrong turn on a
trail branch if not watching the blazes
carefully in fog. Be prepared for
changeable, potentially nasty weather
conditions, especially above treeline
(4000-4500 feet or so)