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About Mike Pelchat, Manager of Mt. Washington State Park

I've been working atop Mt Washington for past 30 years so you can guess I like it above the tree line! After all these years I still never tire of the beauty of our NH White Mtns and consider my employment an extreme honor and privilege to work for the State Of NH and serve its visitors. When not on the summit you can find me enjoying the rock & ice climbing one of the many beautiful granite cliffs we have in Franconia, Crawford or Echo Lake State Parks. I have taken these climbing skills learned at our NH State Parks to climb in Alaska, Andes, Canadian Arctic and Himalayas. I live in Gorham NH with my wife Diane Holmes.
Mount Washington State Park Blog: Friday January 27th

Mount Washington State Park Blog: Friday January 27th

Posted on by Mike Pelchat, Manager of Mt. Washington State Park

Hard to believe were almost into February! In a little more than 3 short months our park will be open to receive visitors which is usually around mid-May or whenever the Mt Washington Cog RR or Auto Road are ready … Continue reading

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Mount Washington State Park Blog:  Friday, January 20th

Mount Washington State Park Blog: Friday, January 20th

Posted on by Mike Pelchat, Manager of Mt. Washington State Park

Mt Washington State Park Blog, Friday Jan 20, 2012 We had a beautiful clear day at the park on Thursday. Views of 100 miles and closer at hand amazing rime ice formation. Storm came in overnight gave us about 5″ … Continue reading

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Mount Washington State Park Blog Post: Friday January 13th, 2012

Mount Washington State Park Blog Post: Friday January 13th, 2012

Posted on by Mike Pelchat, Manager of Mt. Washington State Park

Human Interest in Mt Washington’s summit began in 1642 with the first ascent of the mountain by Darby Field. Darby was an explorer/pioneer, and according to local lore, was in search of valuable minerals, little would he know that the … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park: Friday January 6th, 2012

Mt Washington State Park: Friday January 6th, 2012

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Mt Washington State Park – Friday Jan 6, 2012 By: Mike Pelchat, Park Manager At Mount Washington State Park (MWSP) our staff has many responsibilities caretaking several building, utility systems and providing public services on the highest peak in the … Continue reading

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