mushrooms inside log on dry river connection

Day 26 – White Mountain Wonderland

Day 26 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Winds in the White Mountains

I read in the Reader’s Digest book that the highest wind speed ever recorded on land (231 mps) was at Mount Washington in the White Mountains.  I was having a difficult time believing it until I camped about 20 miles away at Dry River Campground.  The wind was so forceful last night that it blew my tent right off the stakes which were hammered into the ground.  Also, the gusts were 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.  On the positive side, the bitter cold breeze blew away all the rain!