Category Archives: Road Clearing

Opening Soon!

After summer like temperatures during March, April saw a return to winter on Mt. Washington with 34” of snow and temperatures averaging well below freezing. The Auto Road typically opens in early to mid May. Our Road Crew has been … Continue reading

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Cragway Drift and Beyond

It’s a beautiful day here on the mountain and I got to drive up to the bottom of 6 mile, with some help from Howie. The road is mostly clear up to the S turns however, chains are needed to … Continue reading

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Finished on the 5 mile, we hope.

Despite the concoction of weather Mt. Washington has come up with for the crew this week; sun, rain, sleet, strong winds, massive snow melt and warm temps, they have been hard at work finishing the 5 mile and should be … Continue reading

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150th Spring, or should I say Winter, Clearing on the Auto Road

Spring usually brings the sounds of birds, budding trees, and green grass to mind, but this was not the scene at the base of Mt Washington on the day before Easter for the 150th Spring Clearing of the Mt Washington Auto Road. Continue reading

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Up on the 5 Mile!

Yesterday was one of those rare perfect days on Mt Washington-no wind, clear skies and comfortable temperatures.  While the lower portion of the road is cleared down to pavement at about the 3 mile mark we were driving through snow … Continue reading

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What’s in a Culvert?

Culverts are king! Continue reading

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Mt. Washington Auto Road Set to Open

The Mt. Washington Auto Road will open for its 149th season on Saturday, May 1 at 9:00am for guests to drive their own vehicles. The Mt. Washington Auto Road will be open to 4.5 miles to a turnaround point above … Continue reading

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Beginning Work on the 5 Mile

Here’s a look at the Road Crew starting work on the 5 Mile. Plenty of snow to go around! Work will continue all week as conditions permit. Look for another video update soon. – Ryan

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First Video of the Season!

Here’s a look at the trip up the Road on Thursday, 4/22. Beautiful day on the mountain, and the lower half of the Road is in very good shape. Up next is a look at the Road Crew beginning work … Continue reading

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Starting work on the 5 Mile

After the snow of late last week, it seemed like we might never see the end of winter. But, thankfully, the snow at the base melted quickly, and the story was much the same on the portions of the Road … Continue reading

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