Mount Washington (New Hampshire)

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Mount Washington, called Agiocochook by some Native American tribes, is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6288.2 ft and the most topographically prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.wikipedia
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Mount Washington Cog Railway

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The Mount Washington Cog Railway ascends the western slope of the mountain, and the Mount Washington Auto Road climbs to the summit from the east.
The railway is still in operation, climbing Mount Washington in New Hampshire, USA.

Mount Washington Observatory

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On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded a windspeed of 231 mph at the summit, the world record from 1934 until 1996.
The weather observation station is located on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

Mount Washington State Park

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While nearly the whole mountain is in the White Mountain National Forest, an area of 60.3 acre surrounding and including the summit is occupied by Mount Washington State Park.
Mount Washington State Park is a 60.3 acre parcel perched on the summit of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States.

Coös County, New Hampshire

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The mountain is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in the township of Sargent's Purchase, in Coös County, New Hampshire.
The southernmost portion of the county is part of the White Mountains Region and is home to Mount Washington.

Presidential Range

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The mountain is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in the township of Sargent's Purchase, in Coös County, New Hampshire.
Mt. Washington, long home of the highest winds recorded on the surface of the Earth at 231 mi/h, is the tallest at 6288 ft, followed by neighboring peaks Mt. Adams at 5793 ft and Mt. Jefferson at 5712 ft. The range is almost entirely in Coos County.

Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb

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Other common activities include glider flying, backcountry skiing, and annual cycle and running races such as the Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb and Road Race.
In August of each year, up to six hundred riders take part in the race which centers around a 7.6 mile (12.2 km) climb to the top of New Hampshire's Mount Washington—the highest peak in New England.

Mount Washington Road Race

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Other common activities include glider flying, backcountry skiing, and annual cycle and running races such as the Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb and Road Race.
The Mount Washington Road Race is a 7.6 mi road running event that follows the auto road going from the base of Mount Washington in New Hampshire nearly to the mountain's summit (located at 6288 ft above sea level).

White Mountains (New Hampshire)

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The mountain is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in the township of Sargent's Purchase, in Coös County, New Hampshire.
Its most famous mountain is 6288 ft Mount Washington, which is the highest peak in the Northeastern U.S. and for 76 years held the record for fastest surface wind gust in the world (231 mph in 1934).

Darby Field

Darby Field claimed to have made the first ascent of Mount Washington in 1642.
Darby Field (1610–1649) was the first European to climb Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

Sargent's Purchase, New Hampshire

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The mountain is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in the township of Sargent's Purchase, in Coös County, New Hampshire.
The first known explorer to have set foot in what is now known as Sargent’s Purchase was Darby Field, who claimed to have made the first ascent of Mount Washington in 1642.

Crawford Path

The Crawford Path, the oldest mountain hiking trail in the United States, was laid out in 1819 from Crawford Notch to the summit and has been in use ever since.
The Crawford Path is an 8.5 mi hiking trail that travels from Crawford Notch to the summit of Mount Washington (Agiocochook) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Mount Washington Hotel

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In November 2010, it was revealed that Orlando, Florida-based CNL Financial Group, which owns the Mount Washington Hotel at the foot of the mountain, had formally filed to trademark the "Mount Washington" name.
The Mount Washington Hotel is a hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, near Mount Washington.

Mount Washington Auto Road

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The Mount Washington Cog Railway ascends the western slope of the mountain, and the Mount Washington Auto Road climbs to the summit from the east.
The Mount Washington Auto Road — originally the Mount Washington Carriage Road — is a 7.6 mi toll road that extends from New Hampshire Route 16 in Green's Grant, just north of Pinkham Notch, westward across Pinkham's Grant and Thompson and Meserve's Purchase to the summit of Mount Washington in the White Mountains of the US state of New Hampshire.

Northeastern United States

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Mount Washington, called Agiocochook by some Native American tribes, is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6288.2 ft and the most topographically prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.
The highest peak in the Northeast is Mount Washington (New Hampshire), at 6288 ft.

Appalachian Trail

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The mountain is visited by hikers, and the Appalachian Trail crosses the summit.
In the Presidentials, the trail climbs as high as 6288 ft on Mount Washington and spends about 13 mi continuously above treeline, in the largest alpine environment in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.

Cyclone Olivia

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A new wind speed record was discovered in 2009: on April 10, 1996, Tropical Cyclone Olivia had created a wind gust of 408 km/h at Barrow Island off the coast of western Australia.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Olivia was a powerful cyclone that produced the highest non-tornadic winds on record on Barrow Island, 408 km/h, breaking the record of 372 km/h on Mount Washington in the United States in April 1934.

Subarctic climate

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Lower elevations have a subarctic climate (Köppen Dfc).
Mount Washington, with temperatures typical of a subarctic climate, receives an average rain-equivalent of 101.91 in of precipitation per year.

Crawford family of the White Mountains

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Ethan Allen Crawford built a house on the summit in 1821, which lasted until a storm in 1826.
Later that year, he and Abel together eased those problems by clearing woodland and grading a route for the first path to the summit of Mount Washington.

Tip-Top House

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In 1853, the Tip-Top House was erected to compete.
Built in 1853, it is the oldest surviving building in the summit area of Mount Washington, and is believed by the state to be the oldest extant mountain-top hostelry in the world.

Tuckerman Ravine

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More rounded Tuckerman Ravine is New England's premier venue for spring back-country skiing as late as June and then a scenic hiking route.
Tuckerman Ravine is a glacial cirque sloping eastward on the southeast face of Mt. Washington, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Mount Adams (New Hampshire)

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On the north side, Great Gulf—the mountain's largest glacial cirque—forms an amphitheater surrounded by the Northern Presidentials: Mounts Clay, Jefferson, Adams and Madison.
Mount Adams, elevation 5793 ft above sea level, is a mountain in New Hampshire, the second highest peak in the Northeast United States after its nearby neighbor, Mt. Washington.

Mount Monroe

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Satellite summit Boott Spur and then the Montalban Ridge including Mount Isolation and Mount Davis extend south from it, while the higher Southern Presidentials—Mounts Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, Pierce, Jackson and Webster—extend southwest to Crawford Notch.
Mount Monroe is a 5372 ft mountain peak southwest of Mount Washington in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, United States.

Huntington Ravine

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Craggy Huntington Ravine offers rock and ice climbing in an alpine setting.
Huntington Ravine is a glacial cirque on Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Passaconaway

Field climbed the mountain in June of that year to demonstrate to the Abenaki chief Passaconaway that the Europeans bargaining for tribal land were not subject to the gods believed to inhabit the summit, a primarily political move that facilitated colonists' northern expansion.
Legends of Passaconaway's death say that his body was buried in a cave in the sacred native mountain Agamenticus in southern Maine, and that at least one member of his people saw his spirit carried up to the Great Spirit's earthly abode of Agiocochook (Mount Washington) atop a sled pulled by wolves and covered with hundreds of animal skins given to him by his people and his fellow sachems.

Great Gulf

On the north side, Great Gulf—the mountain's largest glacial cirque—forms an amphitheater surrounded by the Northern Presidentials: Mounts Clay, Jefferson, Adams and Madison.
The cirque's walls are formed, from south to north, by the mountainsides of Mount Washington (6,288 ft/1917 m), Mount Clay (5,533 ft/1686 m), Mount Jefferson (5,716 ft/1742 m), Mount Adams (5,799 ft/1768 m), and Mount Madison (5,366 ft/1636 m).