Skiing Down Mount Washington?!?

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Thanks to Apres-enthusiast Stu for this shot from the summit of Mt. Washington earlier this week…. looks cold.  Period.  If you visit the Mount Washington observatory web site (http://www.mountwashington.org/), you can get 24 hour/day current conditions from the peak… at 9:30 on Friday morning it happens to be 9.5 degrees F with 82.6 mph winds, equating to a wind chill of negative 1 million.  Well done Stu, for defying the odds of nature.

The most interesting observation in this picture is in the lower-center, there appears to be ski tracks… now I have skied Tuckerman’s in early May (and done it on an inflatible aligator pool toy, which is pretty fun) but I didn’t know that anyone tried to ski down Mt. Washington in February!!  Good luck from us at Apres to anyone interested in the challenge — and please document the endeavor for our readers!

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