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Did you ever have one of those days when you know nothing will ever be more spectacular?


Today was that day. We took the cog train up to Mount Washington. If you're not aware, Mount Washington, in New Hampshire, is the highest point east of the Mississippi, and, other than a freak tornado a few years ago, the location of the highest wind speeds ever recorded on earth - 231 miles per hour on April 12, 1934.

Wayne is a meticulous vacation planner. He picked today for our trip to Mount Washington because the weather was the clearest, and he knew I would want the best possible view from the summit (turned out to be 110+ miles - employees of the Mount Washington weather station told me it was the clearest or among the clearest days they had ever seen).

We took a cog train up the mountain. It's a small car - holds maybe 75 people, and it remains on the track by a cog that keeps it from sliding back downward. The views from the train are amazing. The ravine made me nauseous, but I loved seeing the plants change from deciduous (mostly white birch) to pine to shrubs to grasses to mosses and then, near the top, to nothing but rocks. There's a reason New Englanders call us Jersey folk "Flat-landers" - nothing in our State even comes close. The summit of Mount Washington is 6288 feet - small compared to the Rockies, I know, but the highest point east of the Mississippi.

Here's Mount Washington from the bottom.

It is (very, very, very) rare that I'm left speechless, but when I stepped off the cog train onto the top of Mount Washington, I was moved to tears. I couldn't compose myself for about 30 minutes and then all I could say was "Wow."


And I remain speechless. I don't think I'll ever have words to describe this, so a picture will have to do.


This is facing north toward Maine.

And facing south toward New Jersey.




 Here's a short video from the summit facing east toward the Atlantic Ocean.




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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Thanks is great Jean & Wayne, enjoy yourself and thanks for sharing with us.

Jun 25, 2016 11:16 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Not being much of a height person...either in stature or fearless...I enjoy the experience through your pictures !

Jun 25, 2016 11:26 PM #2
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I am not much for heights.  I don't think I could do it.

Jun 26, 2016 11:43 AM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It was worth making the trip to the top. I would be a little squimmish too. Love the photos.

Jun 27, 2016 12:15 AM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Shucks; your video has malfunctioned. I'm glad Wayne did such a great plan for your get away.  We all need to get away sometimes Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl 

Jun 27, 2016 07:19 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good Morning Wayne and Jean - that is truely awesome.  I have been many places but not there.  I will put it on my list.

Jun 27, 2016 10:02 PM #6
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