We awoke this morning to heavy downpours. Yes, more rain. I am so sick of rain! And fog. Lots of fog! Here's what it looked like as we headed out this morning
First on our agenda today was the Flume Gorge in the White Mountain National Park. This was pretty cool although it decided to start POURING rain about 1/2 way through and I was a drowned rat by the time we finished the hike. It was really pretty and I'd definitely do it again - preferably on a really nice sunny day!
We saw our first REAL color today!
Here's what the 2.5 mile hike looked like
Once we made it back to our car and dried off a little bit we headed out to conquer the Mt Washington Auto Road. I imagined it to be an easy 8 mile drive up to 6,000+ feet. This is the tallest point in New Hampshire. Well we go there and the nice man at the booth advises us that the temperature at the summit is 47 F and there were 33 mph winds with 50 ft visibility.
Let me tell you this. The roads were nothing like I imagined. They were VERY narrow and there were NO guardrails and the drop off was VERY steep! Needless to say I didn't get any pictures but Gayla has agreed to share some she took. I have very high praise for my sister. She was very good about not gasping at the drop offs on her side of the car. LOL I'm sure there are indentations of my grip in the steering wheel.
By the time we reached the summit the entire top was completely engulfed in fog. You literally could not see anything. It was such a letdown. But all that said, I would definitely do this again!
(these pictures do not begin to convey the majesty of these mountains)
Well it's 10:00 and I'm exhausted so going to turn in. No early start tomorrow...yay!!!
We leave the country tomorrow and head for Quebec! Look out Canada! Here we come!!!