Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Sunrise On Top Of Mt. Washington Adventure

Early morning sun on top of Mt. Washington

Hiking trail and stone trail markers

Many tourists have attended Mt. Washington's sunrise, experiencing outstanding views. Would I go back again for the sunrise, in a heartbeat but I would check the weather before I go.
Last weekend my NEPE group met for sunrise on top of Mt. Washington 3:30 am. Because of the rainy weather only 6 of our members were brave enough to attempt the event, you never know, NH weather could change in a heartbeat and we could luck out...we took a chance.
We piled into Will's van and started our journey; we were #2 in the line. About 5 minutes into the drive fog started coming in, #1 car took off (we think he might have been an employee and knew the road) and we ended up the lead car. The fog was becoming thicker and thicker, you could not see more than two feet ahead. At one point Dale went behind the wheel of the van and Will walked in front of the van leading the way. We found a pull over and stopped!!! Thankfully a Mt. Washington truck pulled into the pull over and he lead the way to the top of summit.We made it to the top and for about 5 secs you could see stars and then fog took over!!!!
My photos did not turn out, I have never taken photos in heavy fog before. On the descend, still foggy but not as bad, the sun appeared for about 5 minutes and I took advantage of the welcome sun. I consider my adventure an experience of lifetime.

3 comments:

Shawn said...

Some times it is not the destination but the journey that defines the great times in ones life. It sounds like the journey was fun.

Marion said...

Hi Betty! I'm just now getting around to viewing your fall foliage photos ... nothing better in all the world ... and yours are
remarkable! Did you know that "The Weather Channel" is now having a
photo contest ... winner gets $25,000! Just go to
www.theweatherchannel.com
for details! I'm going to enter two. Now to get on with looking at the rest of yours.
- Mame -

Marion said...

Betty, I gave you the wrong winning amount. It's $2,500.
-Mame-