Pinkham Notch, NH—On Sunday, June 19, the Mt. Washington Auto Road will host its first Sunrise Drive of 2011. Sunrise Drives allow guests the opportunity to drive themselves to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak to view the sunrise. The Mt. Washington Auto Road will open at 3:30am.
Sunrise Drives offer guests the unique experience of viewing Mt. Washington in the first light of day. This year marks the fifth year of Sunrise Drives, and each trip has offered something different. Some trips have featured 100-mile views. On other mornings, the summit has been in the clouds, but those clouds turn brilliant oranges, reds and yellows as the sun rises. Analyzing the weather on the morning of the Sunrise Drive, the Mt. Washington Auto Road staff will offer advice on the best viewing locations.
Two additional Sunrise Drives will be offered in 2011 on July 24 and August 28.
Regular drive yourself rates and vehicle restrictions apply. From the success of previous Sunrise Drives the Mt. Washington Auto Road recommends not waiting until the last minute to arrive as you may spend a few additional minutes at the Toll House due to traffic.