New Hampshire’s Highest Point Is Home To An Extreme Weather Observatory
We’ve all seen photos of the extreme conditions on Everest and other high peaks around the world, but did you know that the most extreme weather on the planet can be found right here in New Hampshire? Mount Washington, the highest peak in the state, experiences the coldest temps and photos from the top certainly prove it. So, it’s not surprising the one of the most notable weather stations in the world is sitting right on top!
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The Mount Washington Observatory is a fascinating place to visit. To get there, consider the auto road, which is a fun road trip from the base of the mountain to the top. Or, you can hike all the way up. Either way, plan on spending some time at the top. You can learn more about the observatory here. And you can even check it out on Facebook. The discovery center has, unfortunately, recently been closed, but you can still take a tour of the weather center. Check out this page for more information on their schedule and how to reserve a space.
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