By Patrick Hummel, Mount Washington State Park Supervisor
With the summit Visitor Center and its services now closed for the 2022 season at our 6,288’ Mount Washington State Park, the Park staff at the top of the mountain would like to thank all of our guests for visiting this year! Mount Washington State Park staff welcomed and served 300,000 people from all over the world in just 5 months, coming to the Park via the Mount Washington Cog Railway, Mount Washington Auto Road, and the various hiking trails to experience Mount Washington’s extreme weather and awe inspiring beauty.
A long winter working in the mountain’s harshest conditions still awaits our NH State Parks crew at the summit, who will continue round-the-clock staffing of the highest point in the northeast while maintaining, repairing, and looking after all of the summit’s buildings, facilities, systems, and grounds. But, the State Park staff will also be preparing everything for the 2023 season! Here are some glimpses from this Fall on the mountain, by our Park Supervisor Patrick Hummel. (@topofthenortheast