Six Canadian hikers were helped off New Hampshire's Mount Washington after they called 911 from the mountain's auto road. New Hampshire Fish and Game says the hikers were all in their 20s and from the province of Quebec. They had hiked up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and reached the summit around 2 p.m. Saturday, but with temperatures at zero degrees and winds at 50 mph, they decided to walk down the auto road. Some members of the group were not dressed appropriately for the weather, and feeling the cold, they called 911.
Ringing with cannon fire and musket shots, the fields at the base of Mount Washington became a colonial encampment for dozens of reenactors at this weekend's "Muster in the Mountains". As NHPR's Sean Hurley reports, French and Indian War militia men camped beside Revolutionary War "sutlers" and all of them hung out with the trappers and mountain men in this time traveling rendez-vous for 18th and 19th century roleplayers.
John Maxon, in French and Indian war era period garb describes the anachronistic scene playing out in the field behind him.
The 3rd Annual Alton Weagle Unusual Ascent Day took place this past Monday on Mount Washington. With fresh snow closing the summit, participants still gathered at the base of the Auto Road to walk, ran, paddle and roll their way to the snowline. As NHPR’s Sean Hurley reports, it’s an event that blends the difficult with the whimsical.
75 year old Otok Ben-Hvar stares at the white powder top of Mount Washington. He’s about to go rolling along the Auto Road in a shambling contraption of five inner tubes.