Years ago, my friends and I would hike the trail to the Lunch Rocks at the foot of the bowl of Mount Washington. One year, my friend Andrew and I strapped our skis to our packs and, after spending the night in a makeshift ski pole-and-tarp tent, skied some of the mountain’s best lines. It was a rite of passage on the home of the world’s highest recorded wind gust and worst weather.
No more. Well, no more is Mount Washington home to the world’s highest recorded wind gust:
First the Old Man, now the Big Wind. New Hampshire’s Mount Washington has lost its distinction as the site of the fastest wind gust ever recorded on Earth, officials at the Mount Washington Observatory said Tuesday.
Here are a few pics from past trips to Mount Washington: