Top of the World

22 June 2014 (Day 110) – Amazing day hiking! Climbed 7 peaks within the Presidential Range of the White Mountains: Mts Pierce, Franklin, Monroe, Washington, Clay, Jefferson, and Madison. It was a bluebird day with unlimited visibility, 5 MPH winds, and plenty of sun. Days like this are very rare on Mt Washington. In summer, there are an average of 4 clear days per month (2 per month in winter). Winds are rarely below 20 MPH. I got really lucky.

The view from the summit of Mt Washington was awe inspiring. The White Mountains stretching into the distance surrounded by green valleys were beautiful. Pictures do not do it justice. I’ve always wanted to climb Mt Washington and am thrilled I had the chance to do so on this hike.

Looking toward Mt Washington from Lake of the Clouds:

View from the peak:

Me just happy to be there:

Panorama from just below peak:

Current Location: Pinkham Notch, NH
Map Location:
Miles Hiked: 1865.9
Miles Remaining: 319.4

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5 Responses to Top of the World

  1. Mark Keating says:

    I climbed that a few years ago with my brother. Tough climb. Did you stay at the lodge?


  2. Kurt says:

    View looks beautiful Tom! Glad you got a great day as reward for the hike. I would have taken the train (in the background of your photo) up the mountain instead of hiking! 🙂


  3. Emilie says:

    Beautiful views!!


  4. Kaye says:

    Absolutely stunning!


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