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Mt. Washington State Park: April 23, 2012

Mt. Washington State Park: April 23, 2012

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

Last week summit crews helped remove slush and snow from the upper sections of the Auto Road. Getting the slush pockets off the road helps us not only from getting stuck One last trip with the little demo Cat, mired in … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park, April 16, 2012

Mt Washington State Park, April 16, 2012

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

The White Mountains of NH Looking at the above photograph it’s easy to see how our “White Mountains” have received this name. The mountains are white with snow most of the year but also when free from snow in the summer … Continue reading

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Mt. Washington State Park, Monday April 9, 2012

Mt. Washington State Park, Monday April 9, 2012

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

Eastern Slopes of Mt Washington Mt Washington started the week off last Sunday afternoon on a sad note. Let me first explain a little how Search and Rescue (SAR) on Mt Washington works.  The 60-acre summit of Mt Washington is a … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park: Monday, March 26th, 2012

Mt Washington State Park: Monday, March 26th, 2012

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

It’s been a record breaking weather week on the summit of Mt Washington. Temperatures for the summit shattered six daily record highs with the warmest recorded by MWO of 54F on Wednesday, March 21st. That’s 15 degrees warmer than the … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park, March 19th, 2012

Mt Washington State Park, March 19th, 2012

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

By the calendar this past week was still officially ‘winter’ but it definitely felt spring like on the summit of Mt Washington. We had all sorts of weather from light snow to rain to fog to stunning undercasts where the … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park Monday March 12th, 2012

Mt Washington State Park Monday March 12th, 2012

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

Sherman Adams Summit Building Guess I shouldn’t quit my day job just yet to become a weather forecaster. Last week I wrote that a series of low pressure systems could give us a Nor’easter on Friday. Instead we got record … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park, Monday March 5, 2012

Mt Washington State Park, Monday March 5, 2012

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

We saw an interesting large dog print the other day on our trip up the mountain. Guessing it spanned well over 4″ from tip of claw to its heel pad. It was traveling downhill towards Pinkham at 2000′ elevation coming … Continue reading

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Working in the Cold: Mt Washington State Park Blog, Feb 27

Working in the Cold: Mt Washington State Park Blog, Feb 27

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

The BR 275′s Bombardier Snow Tractors are mechanical marvels. The way their unique parts fit together is minute compared to the likes of a Space Shuttle, however, they are still very mechanically and electronically complex machines. These snow groomers are … Continue reading

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Muddy Paw Sled Dog Team

Tuesday Feb 21, Mt Washington State Park Blog

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

Last Thursday morning we met Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel Musher Chase at base of carriage road after he just completed a practice dog sled run up to the tree line and back. Chase will be taking another practice run … Continue reading

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Mount Washington State Park, Friday Feb 10th 2012

Mount Washington State Park, Friday Feb 10th 2012

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

Mount Washington from the West Recently a caller asked us why is Mt Washington an ‘important mountain’? Good question and one with many answers.  At 6,288′ it is the highest peak in New Hampshire and the highest point east of … Continue reading

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