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Auroras From Mount Washington

The Mount Washington Observatory shared this view of auroras on January 22, 2011, during the big aurora outbreak this this week.

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Monadnock Big Foot Filming Case Goes to New Hampshire Supreme Court

After a film maker Jonathan Doyle filmed a couple of youtube videos of a guy wearing a Big Foot costume on New Hampshire’s Monadnock the park officials refused him access to the mountain. He sued and it’s gone to the … Continue reading

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Video of Record 6 Minute 11.54 Second Mount Washington Hill Climb

Here’s a video of a David Higgin’s Subaru’s record 6 minutes and 11.54 seconds climb of Mount Washington on June 26, 2011 during the Mount Washington Hillclimb.

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Tuckerman Ravine Temporarily Closed

The Tuckerman Ravine Trail, one of the most popular hiking trails in the White Mountains, is scheduled for a temporary closure this summer. On July 18, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) will begin a significant reconstruction project in the steep … Continue reading

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Photos of Unusual Low Latitude Summer (Aug. 6) Auroras on Mount Washington

An unusual and very strong sun storm has created auroras at low latitudes (the picture above is from spaceweather.com We were alerted because of a gallery of the event posted by the Mount Washington Observatory. The above photo is from … Continue reading

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Race to the Clouds Returns to Mount Washington

The Race to the Clouds on Mount Washington returned on June 26, 2011. The race which was first held in 1904 had not been held on the mountain for 10 years.

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History of Skiing on Mount Washington

An exhibit at the New England Ski Museum in Franconia Notch entitled “From Pastime to Enterprise: Skiing Becomes a Business” tells the history of the skilift. It notes that Howard Head’s Head Standard was the first commercially successful ski made … Continue reading

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Mount Washington Bike Race Record Voided Following 60 Minutes Interview

Organizers of the Mount Washington Bicycle Race have voided the records of Tyler Hamilton and Genevieve Jeanson after Hamilton appeared on 60 Minutes admitting to doping in bicycle races during an interview about Lance Armstrong on 60 Minutes.

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Odd Mount Washington Records Set on Alton Weagle Day

Mount Washington celebrates odd records on Alton Weagle Day on May 28. Weagle climbed the mountain barefoot, backwards and blindfolded in the 1950s Among the new records was driving a car up backwards, going up on a unicycle.

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Mount Washington Auto Road Opens for 150th Season

The 7.6 mile Mount Washington Auto Road has opened for its 150th season.

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