A Great Day to Run Up the Rockpile

2013-06-15 17:16:50.000 – Tom Padham,  Summit Intern

Runners near the finish line this morning

Today was the 53rd annual road race, with over 1,300 runners making their way up the 7.6 mile auto road. It was an amazing sight to see thousands of people on the summit this morning to cheer on the runners, who had to battle some brisk winds and chilly temperatures in the upper 30s. The fastest runner made it up in just under an hour, an amazing feat to think about!

After a very busy morning, things quieted down only slightly for the afternoon. This was likely the busiest day so far this summer, with many people driving up the auto road or arriving via the cog railway to enjoy the mountain and its views. I also personally was able to give a few tours and get outside to enjoy the views myself, which included points as far away as Mt Coburn in ME at 100 miles.

Looking at the forecast tomorrow for Father’s Day, the morning should be very nice with lighter winds and temperatures in the low 40s, however showers and even a few thunderstorms will be possible by the afternoon so if you’re planning on coming up to the summit tomorrow be sure to get an early start and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts!


Tom Padham,  Summit Intern

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