July Snow on Mount Washington

A dusting of snow on Mount Washington on July 1 briefly closed the toll road.


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Tornado Reported June 5 North of Mount Washington in Gorham


A tornado was reported June 5 north of Mount Washington in Gorham.


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Quebec Wildfires Dropping Ash on Mount Washington


The Mount Washington Observatory reports that wildfires from Quebec are dropping ash on the mountain. We got this originally from their facebook page.


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Mount Washington Seeks Help Finding Bat Cave

Mount Washington is seeking help finding a bat cave. There have been lots of reports of bats on cog railroad side of the mountain and there’s speculation that bats may be hibernating high on the mountain in an unknown cave or mineshaft. Biologists are concerned with the white nose disease which wiping them out.


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Mount Washington Drops from Record High of 58 on May 2 to 13 degrees on May 9

Mount Washington tied a record high of 58 on May 2 and in the late season cold snap which has frozen out almost all the Northeast peaks including High Point, NJ, reported a 13 degrees on May 9.


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Two Feet of New Snow Prompt Mount Washington Avalanche Warning

This week’s big cold spell dropped two feet of snow on Mount Mansfield and Mount Washington. Now, a severe avalanche warning has been issued for Mount Washington (although they say it should subside by the weekend). Of course the snow didn’t do much to stop the black flies on Greylock. Their Facebook post complains about the bloody mess there with them biting now.


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Massachusetts Runner Runs Mount Washington Race Barefoot

Tim Bourassa of Winchester, Massachusetts, runs his marathons and races barefoot including the Mount Washington Road Race. Experts say this practice results in less “impact collision” with the ground when running. Last year he ran the New York Marathon in in loincloth and semi-shaved head. Read more about this eccentric runner. Woburn’s barefoot runner is lifestyle pioneer – Winchester Star – April 24, 2010


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Mount Washington Road Race Records and Hall of Fame

The Mount Washington Road Race Records and Hall of Fame has just launched. You check out their fan page on Facebook or their real blogspot world page (with actual records). There’s also the official page. The race will be June 19 this year.


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40th Anniversary of Fatal Crash on Mount Washington Cog Railway

The Associated Press via Newsday has a story on the 40th anniversary of a crash on the Mount Washington cog railway which killed 8 and injured at least 70.
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White Mountain Guide Now Online

The New York Times has an article about the 618-page White Mountain Guide now being available online (although you still have to be a member to read it).
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