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Courtesy of Mount Washington Observatory

Jan 30, 2015 12:15 PM

Parks division reminding hikers on Mount Washington to be prepared


The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation is reminding individuals hiking Mount Washington that there is no open shelter or windbreak at the summit at this time.

The summit building, operated by Mount Washington State Park, is closed from November to April.

State officials encourage winter hikers to plan climbs accordingly and be prepared to hike down as well as up.

The weather is always worse in higher elevations and can change unexpectedly.

Click here for more information about safe hiking practices.


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