Highest Peak in New Hampshire, elevation 6,288 feet, located in the White Mountains. The Appalachian trail passes over this and neighbouring peaks. Home to some of the worst weather you'll ever find. Mt. Washington holds the record for highest recorded wind speed of 231 mph. The summit area is completely above treeline for more than 1,200 vertical feet and is essentially a big pile of large rocks and bolders.
During the summer months, a large AMC hut located just above treeline on the west flank of Mt. Washington houses more than 80 hikers.
The Mt. Washington Cog Railway ascents up the west slopes.
The Mt. Washington auto road provides access to the summit of the mountain in the summer on an 8 mile mostly paved road.
Peaks to the north include Mt. Clay, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Madison.