Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Crawford Path just below the summit of Mt. Washington, Janurary 3, 2009

Happy New Year! The first few days of 2009 have been blustery and cold on Mt. Washington, true to form. These photos, taken Saturday, don’t really depict what it was like. You can’t hear the roar of the wind or feel the death-like cold. On New Years Day at around 5 am the wind chill was 70 degrees below zero (F) with a few wind gusts of 130 mph clocked at the summit. As I got on the trail yesterday morning the wind chill was a mere 50 below (F). The temperature gradually got warmer as I hiked up and down the mountain and I was in a T shirt when I got back to the car.

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