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Mt Washington with Dakota

Started at Marshfield Base Station. This is the bottom of the Cog Railroad on the west side of Mt Washington. The trail route was up the Amonoosic Ravine Trail to Lakes In the Clouds Hut, Crawford path past the 2 "lakes" to the summit of Mt Washington, Gulf Side trail, Jewell trail down to the base station.

Jim Salge gave us a tour of the Weather Observatory. Jim and I have exchanged photos for a couple of years and met today for the first time - in person. Thanks Jim!

On the way down the rain started and by the time we got to the car we were soaked - tired - but happy.

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Dakota by one of the Cog Railroad trains
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Dakota by one of the Cog Railroad tr…
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Looking up the Cog tracks
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Looking up the Cog tracks
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Train and water tower
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Train and water tower
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The trail up goes beside and across a stream
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The trail up goes beside and across …
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Plenty of water from the recent rains
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Plenty of water from the recent rain…
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Early Morning Light
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Early Morning Light
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Uprooted Tree and moss
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Uprooted Tree and moss
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Sun on Dead Branches
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Sun on Dead Branches
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Waterfalls
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Waterfalls
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Ray of Light through the trees
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Ray of Light through the trees
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Sparkle
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Sparkle
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Waterfall
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Waterfall
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Small waterfall
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Small waterfall
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Upstream
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Upstream
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Waterfall and pool
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Waterfall and pool
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Very cold water
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Very cold water
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A refreshing pause
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A refreshing pause
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Rest stop
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Rest stop
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Cool pool
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Cool pool
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They were in great shape
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They were in great shape
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Moss on a branch
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Moss on a branch
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"You HAVE to see this waterfall over here!"
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"You HAVE to see this waterfall over…
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Tall fall
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Tall fall
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Deep pool
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Deep pool
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Tallest waterfall
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Tallest waterfall
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Rest Stop
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Rest Stop
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Another stream crossing
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Another stream crossing
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Another rest stop
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Another rest stop
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And a snack
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And a snack
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Early morning dew
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Early morning dew
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Where we came from
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Where we came from
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First view of the ridge we are going to
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First view of the ridge we are going…
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Mt Washington summit is clear on the left
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Mt Washington summit is clear on the…
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Black smoke from Cog heading up
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Black smoke from Cog heading up
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Trail goes up to the left
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Trail goes up to the left
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Cog heading up Jacob's Ladder
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Cog heading up Jacob's Ladder
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Summit in the cloouds again
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Summit in the cloouds again
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Above tree line
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Above tree line
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Wild flowers
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Wild flowers
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White flowers
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White flowers
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Down over the valley
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Down over the valley
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I have never been this high before
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I have never been this high before
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Coming to Lakes of the Clouds hut
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Coming to Lakes of the Clouds hut
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Mt Washington summit is in the clouds
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Mt Washington summit is in the cloud…
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AMC Lakes of the Clouds hut
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AMC Lakes of the Clouds hut
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One of the "lakes"
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One of the "lakes"
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Calm water
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Calm water
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The other "lake" - Summit in the background
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The other "lake" - Summit in the bac…
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Summit is clearing
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Summit is clearing
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Looking back at the hut
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Looking back at the hut
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Summit has cleared
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Summit has cleared
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Hut lady with a load
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Hut lady with a load
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And the clouds roll right by our face
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And the clouds roll right by our fac…
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Looking back at the hut
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Looking back at the hut
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And then it clears
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And then it clears
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Cloud bank blocks the summit
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Cloud bank blocks the summit
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Hut man packing a load
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Hut man packing a load
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Hut in the distance
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Hut in the distance
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Oh my - we keep on going up
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Oh my - we keep on going up
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In the clouds
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In the clouds
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And it clears
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And it clears
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Can just see the tops of the towers on the summit buildings
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Can just see the tops of the towers …
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Nin
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Nin
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Nin
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Nin
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Jim Salge and Dakota
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Jim Salge and Dakota
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Sherman building roof deck
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Sherman building roof deck
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Looking down on the official summit
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Looking down on the official summit
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Observatory kitchen
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Observatory kitchen
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A hard bag of Ruffles
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A hard bag of Ruffles
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Looking to the north
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Looking to the north
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Tip Top House museum
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Tip Top House museum
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Tip Top House museum
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Tip Top House museum
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Looking down waiting for a train
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Looking down waiting for a train
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Here is comes
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Here is comes
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Cog heading up
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Cog heading up
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Almost to the summit
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Almost to the summit
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Looking down the Great Gulf
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Looking down the Great Gulf
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Heading across the ridge to the Jewell trail
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Heading across the ridge to the Jewe…
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Yes, it is a steep drop
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Yes, it is a steep drop
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Trail junction
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Trail junction
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Some folks heading up
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Some folks heading up
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Down into the short scrub
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Down into the short scrub
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It is getting taller
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It is getting taller
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And taller
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And taller
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profile
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profile
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Route
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Route
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