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Old 9th July 2012, 02:45   #1
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We spent the weekend of June 30th visiting Story Land, NH and Mt Washington (again !!!). A weekend well spent. Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.


From wikipedia :

The Mount Washington Auto Road is a 7.6 mi (12.2 km) toll road that extends from New Hampshire Route 16 in Pinkham Notch to the summit of Mount Washington in the White Mountains of the US state of New Hampshire. The road climbs 4,618 ft (1,408 m) from an altitude of 1,527 ft (465 m) at the bottom to 6,145 ft (1,873 m) at the top, an average gradient of 11.6%.

I was earlier there for a visit two years back and last years climb to the clouds event, but this is the first time I took my CRV up to the top.


Some photos of the road.
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Photos at the top:
Notice that I am standing there fighting 80kmph winds.
Mt. Washington in a Honda CRV-summit.jpg
Mt. Washington in a Honda CRV-weather.jpg
I use the tripmaster addin for my 5 year old Tomtom 510, works great.
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Mt. Washington in a Honda CRV-parking.jpg
Mt. Washington in a Honda CRV-train.jpg

Photos of car:
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Mt. Washington in a Honda CRV-crv4.jpg

We had to stop twice on our way down to cool the brakes even though I used low gear. I noticed that the front right break is getting much hotter than the front left.

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While we wait for the CRV to cool down, this 2005 Hyundai Elantra came with smokes from its front wheels. It was a family from Canada, overloaded with their holiday gear. They were completely unaware of the smokes and I had to tell them to take a break.
Mt. Washington in a Honda CRV-carsmoke.jpg

A huge moose we saw on our way down.
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GPS logs from the descent , created via GPS Visualizer profile input form

1. Elevation
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2. Slope
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3. Speed ( vehicle was always on Low gear)
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Here is a video of the descent. I shot it using my cell phone. Sorry about the shaking of video, I didnt have the right mounting gear for my cell phone.

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Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to the Travelogues Section. Thanks for sharing!
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Lovely, it reminds me of days when we went there, does the train still run?

Really nostalgic. Once home i will post 13 year old pictures of this place, i believe we went there sometime in 1998/1999, have vague/blurry memories of the place. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Also please let more pictures coming.
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Lovely, it reminds me of days when we went there, does the train still run?

Really nostalgic. Once home i will post 13 year old pictures of this place, i believe we went there sometime in 1998/1999, have vague/blurry memories of the place. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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Any luck getting those photos?
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LOL. Is there any place in the world that a TBHPian has not been and logged about it? This is the second travelog to Mt Washington on TBHP. I know because i was searching for it half an hour back!
There will be a third one in a week or less, since i am planning to do the sunrise drive tomorrow!

Nice pictures, Arijith!
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i am planning to do the sunrise drive tomorrow!
Enjoy your drive amitoj , wish I could come, but I got something else planned for tomorrow.

by the way, I was in Nashua 2 weeks back. Will ping you if I am coming again !!!
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Nice pictures. Arijitin.
BTB, can you throw some info on the cars I have circled in your picture which is reproduced below.
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Nice pictures. Arijitin.
BTB, can you throw some info on the cars I have circled in your picture which is reproduced below.
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Sorry Rajeev, I didnt see those cars closeby. I remember they were a group of 5. They came after me, the photo I posted is when they just reached top and they were gone before I came back. The below photo was the scene when I came back, allmost everyone was gone.
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I passed one of those later on my way back home and noticed a canada number plate.
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Enjoy your drive amitoj , wish I could come, but I got something else planned for tomorrow.

by the way, I was in Nashua 2 weeks back. Will ping you if I am coming again !!!
Sure! Yeah ping me next time you are here.

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Nice pictures. Arijitin.
BTB, can you throw some info on the cars I have circled in your picture which is reproduced below.
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Arent those ATVs? The Mt Washington Auto Road website mentions that they are allowed there.
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