Mount Washington, NH

Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:24 pm

yeah zackley...... naturally they roared away after they hit the blacktop near the bottom I guess in an effort not to be looked at as ............. :baby:
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: rouxzy On: Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:55 pm

They have not done away with the coal burning locomotives on the Cog. In fact the owners have restored the coal burners and still use them along with a bio-diesel locomotive that was added in 2008.
Tom
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:17 pm

Last year a group of friends and myself tried out the Presidential Traverse. The afternoon of day 2 on a 4 day hike, the weather turned really bad and we decided to take one of our planned escape routes. This route included a trail called the 6 Husbands Trail. It was almost vertical at times, ladders pinned to the sides of rocks, slippery from pouring rain, and visibility was next to nothing. We made it down the trail just before nightfall and pitched our tents nowhere near a decent campsite. We were beat up and soaked through to the bone. The following morning we walked out and hitchhiked back to the park center. We talked to this sweet ol gal who works there and knows EVERYTHING about Mt. Washington and the Whites. We told her that we came down the 6 Husbands trail yesterday in the bad weather. She looked at us like :shock: and said "you're not supposed to go down the the 6 Husbands, you're supposed to go up!"

One of my goals in life is to hike up Mt. Washington during all 4 seasons of the year.
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: Oo-v-oO On: Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:51 pm

I'm an amateur radio operator and our club supports several events on the Auto Road each year. I volunteer for every one - free trip up the Auto Road!

The new diesel electric locomotives are an aberration that does not belong on the tracks. Ugly as sin.

THIS is what belongs on the mountain:

Oh, wait, we're not supposed to link to photos on other sites, are we. Never mind. Picture smoke-belching steam trains.

Can't wait until next summer...
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: Cheetah On: Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:46 am

Hollyfeld wrote:She looked at us like :shock: and said "you're not supposed to go down the the 6 Husbands, you're supposed to go up!"



I've hiked the moutains a few times. Couple years ago I bought a book "Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire" There are lots of ways to collect a Darwin award up there.

Took the Cog up Washington a few years back. When the wind is right it blows the smoke and ash in through the windows and covers everything. Smells good though :) Was a bit surprised with the sensations of the ride. I have ridden other steam trains that rocked along with an easy chuff, chuff. By comparison the Cog was like a jack hammer. High RPM and pounding its way up.
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: mwcougar On: Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:10 am

hey its a fun time on top and gettingthere is a blast

in 2000 toke my f250 extened cab super duty to the top.. that was fun

in 2005 toke the cog steamer to the top. what a blast.. got mooned
by hikers and the coal stoker dude throwed coal at them pretty funny

almost made it there last year also with a group of bikes. but rained
stopped us and ended up in littleton nh had a great time and drank
beer with nh finest. seen 2 moose so far up there. on at fransican notch
and one at dixon notch... seen 0 in maine though??? we rode to fort kent on 11
thought we would see one there, but did not... did see on in nh though so it was ok

will be going back in august to littleton and mt washington
counting the days....
:D

cougar :D
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: ckf On: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:02 am

Cheetah wrote:
Hollyfeld wrote:She looked at us like :shock: and said "you're not supposed to go down the the 6 Husbands, you're supposed to go up!"



I've hiked the moutains a few times. Couple years ago I bought a book "Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire" There are lots of ways to collect a Darwin award up there.

Took the Cog up Washington a few years back. When the wind is right it blows the smoke and ash in through the windows and covers everything. Smells good though :) Was a bit surprised with the sensations of the ride. I have ridden other steam trains that rocked along with an easy chuff, chuff. By comparison the Cog was like a jack hammer. High RPM and pounding its way up.


on the bold....read the book a couple of years ago. The Mountain can be a very dangerous place, especially if you not prepared,
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: dll On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:30 am

Mount Washington’s World Record Wind Speed Toppled

On Friday, January 22, 2010, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a report stating that a new world record wind speed was recorded on April 10, 1996 in Barrow Island, Australia during Typhoon Olivia. According to the report, the new record stands at 253 mph, far surpassing the Observatory’s record of 231 mph recorded on April 12, 1934. The new record was discovered by a special WMO evaluation panel during a comprehensive review of global weather and climate extremes.


http://observatory.mountwashington.org/site/PageNavigator/new_world_record_wind
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:59 am

This report made the news here, however Mt Washington still claims the highest winds recorded in the Northern Hemisphere, along with some of the worst weather.

It's a dubious honor because so many people haven't been able to survive the clutches of this beast. It sure is quite a view on a clear day, and a refreshingly chilly one on a hot summer day. I looked at the temp up on the "Rock' this AM and I though it said -32 with 156 mph winds. Not a good day for climbing.....or anything else outside. Sure is a nice sunrise, though.
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: Berlin On: Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:06 am

The average ph of rain in new hampshire is around 4.6. To put that in perspective it is almost unheard of for precipitation anywhere in the us/canada to have a ph above 6. As research on acid deposition has shown there are MANY more factors than sulfur emissions from coal power plants. There are NOx emissions (primarily from natrual gas/ autos etc.) and there are SUBSTANTIAL farm/livestock emissions, and natural sources such as swamps, peatlands and certain forest types found on the east coast. In addition to all this, there are also NATURAL sources of acid runoff separate from and in some cases more substantial than sources of acidic deposition in relation to their effect on acidifying lakes and streams. so stop the nonsense about ohio valley coal plants, most of them are now scrubbed anyway.
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:03 pm

Let's make sure this is really put into perspective :) I might be wrong but isn't something that has a PH of 4.6 about 100,000,000,000,000 times as acidic as something with a PH of 6.0? Every point acidic equals times 10? :)
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:06 pm

Sending Stroker back to Sesame Street for a chemistry lesson. Don't exaggerate big guy, get a firm grip on yourself and report to Big Bird in the Boiler room for magnitite lessons! :shock: :idea: :mad: :?
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:12 pm

Magnitite is done by specific gravity( weight) Oh, wait, I must have missed the specific gravity of the situation. A PH of 6 would be a trillion times more acidic than 6.9. Yes, I might be wrong :lol:
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: Berlin On: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:08 am

a ph of 4 would be 100 times more acidic than a ph of 6. The ph of rain in new hampshire is not significantly lower than any precipitation east of the mississippi; and as i mentioned there are many, many reasons for that. In addition there is the phenomenon of NATURAL acid runoff separate from acid deposition which is the substantial creator of acidic lakes and streams in the adirondacks and throughout the northeast.
http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/ ... iagram.gif
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:57 am

Stroker class begins at 08:00 and is brought to you by the letter 'M' for multiplication,
and also by the letter 'F', as in factor of.

It must be the 'budget to debt' that you are confused by. That certainly increases by multiples of 1,000,000,000 it seems.
It is inversely proportional to the amount we 'give away' in relationship to what we can 'afford to give away'.

Berlin, thanks for the clarification on the acidity issue. It's easy to point fingers, and your logic is welcome.
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