…And Down the (Home)Stretch They Come!
2015-03-21 08:55:46.000 – Mike Carmon, Interim Director of Summit Operations
With the summit back in the fog today, the view outside is nothin’ to write home about. Unless you’re a fan of the color gray, that is.
The scenery on the Rockpile was more dramatic yesterday, including a view that I personally had never witnessed before.
The scene began with a radio call from State Park, alerting us to the fact that a dog sled would be within sight, charging up the homestretch section of the Mount Washington Auto Road in a matter of minutes. This was not exactly a call we’re used to getting, so the staff quickly geared up and headed up the observation deck to catch a better glimpse.
Sure enough, within a few moments, Ben Morehouse and his team of 8 dogs rounded the corner, pushing upwards and upwards at a tremendous pace!
…And down the stretch they came!
Homestretch is relatively flat, but as they turned onto the Service Road, which is quite steeply-pitched, their pace was noticeably reduced, until they ultimately made the final push on to the summit.
Upon arrival, they enjoyed some well-deserved treats.
Ben and his team started out in Concord, VT, and made it up to the summit of Mount Washington. This group certainly deserves tons of kudos for making the trek up the Auto Road in the winter season (yesterday may have been the first day of astronomical spring, but in reality, it’s still very much winter in the Alpine Zone).
Mike Carmon, Interim Director of Summit Operations