russell-colbath house, white mountain national forest

Day 27 – White Mountain Wonderland Part 2

Outside of waking up in a house and going to bed in a house, today was like a bad day at the office when the task list remains untouched due to other challenges that arise throughout the day.  The good news:  an irritating day on the road is still better than a good day in the office!

From the outset, today entailed a significant amount of driving.  The end of the drive yesterday took me to the northern part of New Hampshire which is how I scored the house in northwestern Maine, but the drive today began in Littleton, NH around the middle of the state and headed east to Conway, NH before I turned southeast to stay with my stepdad’s cousin George in Prouts Neck, Maine which is south of Portland.  I basically completed a giant U-turn. Continue reading “Day 27 – White Mountain Wonderland Part 2”

dry river connection

Day 26 – White Mountain Wonderland

Mount Washington

I read in the Reader’s Digest book that the highest wind speed ever recorded on land (231 mps) was at Mount Washington.  I was having a difficult time believing it until I camped about 20 miles from it.  The wind was so forceful last night that it blew my tent right off the stakes which I had hammered into the ground.  Also, it was so loud that I wondered if there would be any fall foliage left to see or if all the leaves would be on the ground.  Thankfully, it blew away the rain, but wow was it a bitter cold breeze! Continue reading “Day 26 – White Mountain Wonderland”