30: New Hampshire (revisiting)Friday, May 13th, 2011
Returning westward from Maine, I once again passed through New Hampshire, en route to Vermont. I began by visiting “Madison Boulder” – a huge granite rock that was deposited from several miles away during the last Ice Age.
I then visited Mount Washington. At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington – in the White Mountains – is the tallest mountain in the eastern U.S. This area is renowned for its bad weather, but the day I visited (in mid-May), the weather was sunny and mild. Unfortunately, however, the road to the summit was still closed (and about a week away from opening) due to remaining snow at the top; I was able to drive only halfway to the summit.