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Mount Washington State Park closes following spectacular season!

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
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September and October featured touches of the winter to come, as seen here in this photo from
October 8th, 2022.
Long work days can have the rewards of sunset views, like this one of neighboring (L to R) Mounts Jefferson, Adams, and Madison.
Not such a bad work commute for our State Park staff…an early Fall morning just after sunrise on the Mount Washington Auto Road.
Meteorologist Chuck Lofton of WTHR in Indianapolis “adventured” to Mount Washington State Park on October 10th. Here he is alongside our Park Supervisor, Patrick Hummel, getting a taste of the mountain’s famously fickle weather.
The Mount Washington Cog Railway climbing to the summit above the backdrop of the valley’s Fall foliage.
The summit sign and the weather instrument tower of our Mount Washington Summit Building, utilized by the Mount Washington Observatory, in a Fall coating of ice and snow.
It’s “lights out” for the 2022 season, but Mount Washington State Park will be ready to see everyone in 2023!

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