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TUESDAY 7/27/21

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Tisdag 27 juli 13:18

Yesterday was quite an exciting day, after breaking camp packing up muddy wet stuff we headed to Mt.Washington hoping that this time we'll have a view when the sun rises. HA nope not this time either.

It was a very scary drive with fog so thick you couldn't see a car length ahead of you. As a matter of fact, Mom caught up to a truck that didn't have any lights on and had to brake not to hit him. (she wasn't the slowest on the road)

 

On the top was no visibility at all, and it was freezing cold and very windy

   


This is how it looks in the winter.........................we will never visit here in the winter said Mom 

   


You could hardly see other people in the fog

 


But all of a sudden lots of people arrived? Maybe there's a tourist bus? how else did so many arrive together....sure there's a cog railway?      It is the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway (rack-and-pinion railway). It uses a Marsh rack system and both steam and diesel-powered locomotives to carry tourists to the top of the mountain. 

It is the second steepest rack railway in the world after the Pilatus Railway in Switzerland. with an average grade of over 25% and a maximum grade of 37%. The railway is approximately 3 miles (5 km) long and ascends Mount Washington's western slope, beginning at an elevation of approximately 2,700 feet (820 m) above sea level and ending just short of the mountain's summit peak of 6,288 feet (1,917 m). The train ascends the mountain at 2.8 miles per hour (4.5 km/h) and descends at 4.6 mph (7.4 km/h). Steam locomotives take approximately 65 minutes to ascend and 40 minutes to descend, while the biodiesel engines can go up in as little as 36 minutes.

Mom said she be more frighten in that since she's completely out of any control at all, and as soon as the train went over the edge it disappeared in the fog

   


It WAS windy, but not quite this bad

 


some people got up here on two wheels and several hiked up

   

 


We spent a couple of hours up here hoping for a clearing in the fog, it did get a tad brighter but nothing but fog to see, so we started drive down, and I could tell Mom was a little worried. A lot more cars up here now

   


Visibility got a lot better so Mom stopped often to take pictures and let brakes cool, not that I think they were hot since Mom knew to drive in low gear.


Down on the ground again it was sunny and clear skies, looking up we still couldn't see the top


 

I wonder if they really use these or just for show/

 


We are now in Woodstock NH another tourist trap with only souvenir shops hotels and restaurants. We're camping away from it all and today we're going to drive the Kancamagus Scenic Byway that's been recommended by several people. It means that we will drive west again but it's ok why miss it when we're here.

Covered bridges are also an attraction here

 There are 54 historic wooden covered bridges currently standing and assigned official numbers by the U.S state of New Hampshire. There are additional covered bridges extant in the state, some of which are on private property and not accessible to the public. The newest covered bridge known to have been constructed in the state is the Chester Covered Bridge, built-in 2011

   

 

these signs are also plentiful around here.............

 

 

 

A train museum that was closed, could have been of interest if open

 

 

A short pitstop to get maps and brochures 

 

 

 

It's 8 AM and we're ready to drive on. We're doing great with our setup camping, but I can tell that Mom looks at these RVs with a longing to get one, but much smaller than this one. (couldn't get up the mountain with that)

Maybe next year? 

 

 


All is well

 

 

 

 

 

 





 
 
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Lena i England

Torsdag 29 juli 11:58

Helt fantastika bilder men jösses så dimmigt det var. Har ibland svårt att komma in här men tror att jag lyckats nu. Sköt nu om er och enjoy festen av eran härliga resa. Kram till er båda

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