North Country
1:44 pm
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.

As Brady Carlson reported earlier this month the Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel in Jefferson hoped to make an attempt last Thursday.

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.