Alpine zone, Mt. Washington, NH

Mt. Washington is the highest peak in Northeastern United States and it holds the record for highest wind gust directly measured at the Earth’s surface — 372 km/h. For me the most impressive part of Mt. Washington is the “alpine zone”.  Along the auto road we drove through towards the summit, the view became quite different, though it’s not exactly as what we had imagined — full of colorful leaves. What we actually saw was mountains hiding in the sea of clouds and primitive roads built up with rough rocks heading into the clouds. And we found quite a few piles of rocks which we didn’t know what it was for. Mysterious as it is, we shall probably think of it as a witness  of all the brave hikers who conquered Mt. Washington  and probably a symbol of a old culture or tradition.