Saturday, August 6, 2016
View from the top of Mount Washington
This is not a view I associated with the eastern part of the United States. A road was built to the top of the mountain back in 1861 and then opened to the public as a toll road for tourists. It is still a toll road, but it is worth the trip. The road is almost completely paved except for about a mile or so near the top of the mountain. We drove to the top and compared to some of the very narrow and precipitous roads we have driven in the West, the road was quite tame. It is definitely a tourist destination and we had to wait in line for a considerable period of time to get our photograph taken. If you look back through my recent photos, you will see the one taken by another tourist of us at the top.