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Category Archives: Mt Washington State Park

Home of Great Spirit

Home of Great Spirit

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

“I see the stanzas rise around me, verse upon verse, far and near, like the mountains from Agiocochook…” – Henry David Thoreau, 1841   1841 was one of many Mt. Washington trips for Thoreau, who knew of the mountain’s previous … Continue reading

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Spring Season on Mt Washington

Spring Season on Mt Washington

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

Mt Washington State Park, April 11th Blog The calendar says we have been into spring season for weeks but in the higher elevations of the White Mountains you would hardly know it. The mountains are locked in winter’s icy grip … Continue reading

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Expect the Non-Expected

Expect the Non-Expected

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

The weather here at Mt Washington State Park, as many of you may know by following the Observatory’s conditions page, has been EXTREME since start of the New Year with thaws, cold snaps, lower than average snowfall, very hard/icy snow … Continue reading

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A Parallel Universe

A Parallel Universe

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

I had the pleasure of exchanging several e-mails this past week with Roger Ahlgren who currently resides in Nevada. Roger, who retired from the State of New Hampshire long ago, worked for NH State Police in the Radio Maintenance Division … Continue reading

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Mount Washington State Park 11-16-12

Mount Washington State Park 11-16-12

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

We are enjoying an ‘Indian Summer’ here at Mount Washington State Park with temperature inversions making it warmer at the highest elevations and colder in the valleys. The resulting high clouds have been making for some spectacular sunsets too. Many … Continue reading

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Mount Washington State Park 10-28-2012

Mount Washington State Park 10-28-2012

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

Most of us who work on the summit of Mt Washington do so because we enjoy “extreme” weather. We also enjoy the company of like-minded visitors who provide us with renewed awe as they experience the rarefied mountain air, long … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park: September 9th, 2012

Mt Washington State Park: September 9th, 2012

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

On September 6th, twenty residents of New Hampshire took the oath of allegiance and became US citizens at the summit of Mt Washington. It was the first ever Immigration and Naturalization Ceremony held at this location. Employees of Homeland Security … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park: August 6, 2012

Mt Washington State Park: August 6, 2012

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By: Guy Jubinville, Mt Washington State Park Staff It seems that summer tourism has reached its peak here at Mt Washington State Park. The summit is full of activity with vacationers from all over the country and the world. Some … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park: Friday, July 12, 2012

Mt Washington State Park: Friday, July 12, 2012

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

People of all ages can be so funny when out of their home environment and experiencing something new like a trip to the summit of 6,288′ high Mt Washington. The rugged mountain landscape, cooler air, stronger wind, alpine climate, mountain … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park, Monday July 9th, 2012

Mt Washington State Park, Monday July 9th, 2012

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

A young man from New Jersey telephoned our park the other day and asks, “I want to propose to my girlfriend up there, how do I do it?”  Well, I say, “just get down on one knee and ask her; … Continue reading

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