Washington, Mount


Washington, Mount
Peak in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, northern New Hampshire.

Reaching an elevation of 6,288 ft (1,917 m), it is the highest point in the northeastern U.S. and is noted for its extreme weather conditions; the world's highest wind velocity (231 mph [372 kph]) was recorded there in 1934. It is the site of Mount Washington Observatory. The area is included in the White Mountain National Forest.

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 mountain in the Presidential Range, the highest (6,288 feet [1,917 metres]) peak of the White Mountains, New Hampshire, U.S. The peak is 23 miles (37 km) north-northwest of Conway. It is noted for its extreme weather conditions, one of the world's highest wind velocities (231 miles [372 km] per hour) having been recorded there in 1934. The treeless summit, the state's highest point, is accessible by road from Pinkham Notch, by a cog railway (1869) northeast of Crawford Notch, and by marked hiking trails. Summit buildings, anchored against high winds, include Tip Top House and Summit House, open to the public in summer, and Mount Washington Weather Observatory. The area is included in the White Mountain National Forest. Mount Washington is the watershed of the Androscoggin (Androscoggin River), Connecticut (Connecticut River), and Saco rivers.

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