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Mon March 12, 2012
It Is Pavement Not Paws For Mt. Washington Auto Road
Warm weather has forced the cancellation of an attempt to mush a sled-dog team up the Mt. Washington Auto Road.
Then, a contrary combination of winds and warm weather resulted in a postponement until this Wednesday.
But things only got worse.
“The warming temperatures have revealed the pavement on the Mt. Washington Auto Road’s lower half, so a sled dog ascent will not be possible,” wrote Steven Caming, a spokesman for the auto road, in an e-mail Monday.
A spokeswoman for the kennel said an attempt would be made next winter.
It has been decades since a dog-sled tried to make it to the top.