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The summit in winter (Photo courtesy of Mount Washington Observatory)The summit auto road is closed for the winter. The cog railroad is closed to the summit for the winter. The cog railroad is open year round up to the halfway point for skiers and hikers.
|Height||6,288 feet (1917 meters)|
|General Location||Northern New Hampshire|
N 44° 16.226' W 71° 18.235'
Mount Washington can be hiked, driven to on the Toll Road, or you can take the cog railroad. Hiking is free and accessible all year round and anytime during the day or night. There are fees and time restrictions on both the Cog Railroad and the Auto Road. Click for Cog Railroad info. Click for Auto Road info. For more information go to either MountWashington.com or MountWashington.org.
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Warning: The average annual temperature on the summit is only 26.5 °F, with the records being -47 °F and 72 °F. On average, 256 inches of snow falls each year, with the seasonal maximum being 566 inches. The annual mean wind speed is gale-force at 35.3 MPH, and hurricane-force winds occur every third day (on average). And it was here, on the roof of what is now the Stage Office, where the world's highest wind speed was ever recorded: 231 MPH.
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