Mt Washington Auto Road: Not a Journey for the Faint of Heart

The highest mountain in the Northeast
The highest wind ever observed by man
The scariest road ever observed by me!

I also double this post as an entry to Jakesprinster’s Sunday Post: Road. (I know it’s already Tuesday :P)

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Mt Washington Auto Road

Before you are about to enter the toll both of Mt. Washington Auto Road, the first thing you see is this warning sign.

ATTENTION
The Mt. Washington Auto Road is a steep, narrow, mountain road without guardrails. If you have a fear of heights, you may not appreciate this driving experience. Guided tours are available.

Thought it was just a regular warning sign. Perhaps a sneaky way to threaten us and use ‘fear’ to sell guided tours which are more expensive than tolls if driving ourselves. I don’t have a fear of heights, so no problem.

We paid the fees ($25 for the car and driver, plus $8 for each additional adult) and got an audio tour on CD and a bumper sticker saying “This Car Climbed Mount Washington”.

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Charming Towns of New England: Stockbridge and Great Barrington, MA

During our recent New England camping trip, we stumbled upon these two charming New England towns by chance.

Stockbridge, MA

A charming historic town, named by the English colonists after Stockbridge in Hampshire, England. This historic Red Lion Inn was established in 1773, even before the birth of the nation.


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