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To add to Alsancle's data:  Mount Washington

is windy.  There's often a stiff wind when the

weather is tranquil down below.  It holds the record

for the highest wind speed ever recorded on the

surface of the earth:  231 miles per hour, much 

stronger than the most extreme hurricane.

 

In fact, even this coming week (according to a weather

website), the forecasted wind speeds are typically

50 to 65 m.p.h. each day!

 

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On 10/1/2020 at 5:46 PM, Terry Harper said:

September 25th in Bradley, Maine. We had high winds and rain yesterday so we lost quite bit of color.

The face mask thing detracts but still a wonderful day!

 

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Ok, I’ve gotta know!! What is that fantastic half-track? I’ve never seen one like that! 

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1 hour ago, alsancle said:

 

We have done the Cog Railway to the top of Mount Washington.  The idea of driving up there feels a little scary, especially in an old car.  F.E. Stanley did it in a steam car back in 1905.

 

People don't realize how nasty Mount Washington is.  The look at the height and say that isn't much.    161 people have died on that mountain,  many in the summer months when it is 80 degrees at the base and it turns to 20 over the tree line with a snap blizzard.


Mount Washington is just a hill. Pulled the entire climb in third gear with my Pierce 12. It did burn 1/3 of a tank of gas in seven miles! He we are just below the tree line.

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34 minutes ago, BobinVirginia said:

Ok, I’ve gotta know!! What is that fantastic half-track? I’ve never seen one like that! 


It’s a Lombard logging tractor. They came in gas or steam. Google it. Also, go to YouTube.......great vehicle. Look up the steam unit.

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50 minutes ago, edinmass said:


Mount Washington is just a hill. Pulled the entire climb in third gear with my Pierce 12. It did burn 1/3 of a tank of gas in seven miles! He we are just below the tree line.

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It was the trip down that scarred me, either way it's the fall that is going to kill you

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:


Mount Washington is just a hill. Pulled the entire climb in third gear with my Pierce 12. It did burn 1/3 of a tank of gas in seven miles! He we are just below the tree line.

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That is REAL FALL FOLIAGE - we don't get that here in New Orleans - (just rearranged roofs and buildings with a hurricane),

but on the other hand, we don't get winter either, and get to enjoy Top-Down weather all year

 

We have driven Mount Washington many times in our vintage cars and enjoyed it every time:

1912 Oakland Touring while on the 1998 Glidden Tour

1934 Buick 34-57 Sedan after VMCCA Nickle Tour in Bar Harbor, Maine

1941 Cadillac Cabriolet while attending 2016 Glidden Tour in North Conway, New Hampshire

1954 Cadillac convertible after VMCCA Chrome Glidden Tour in Bar Harbor, Maine

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:


It’s a Lombard logging tractor. They came in gas or steam. Google it. Also, go to YouTube.......great vehicle. Look up the steam unit.

 

Ed,

If you ever find your way up here we will take a spin in the beasts. (LOL)

 

 

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3 hours ago, alsancle said:

 

We have done the Cog Railway to the top of Mount Washington.  The idea of driving up there feels a little scary, especially in an old car.  F.E. Stanley did it in a steam car back in 1905.

 

People don't realize how nasty Mount Washington is.  The look at the height and say that isn't much.    161 people have died on that mountain,  many in the summer months when it is 80 degrees at the base and it turns to 20 over the tree line with a snap blizzard.

The way my dad told it, he bet the guy the cost of the toll fee that the Bronco would make it and it did, so he didn’t have to pay. 😆

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The colors just seemed to start this afternoon, so Sammie and I are going to take a ride in the 50 to see what we can come up with. Hope to have some photos later

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Three days ago we trekked over to Blackwater Falls State park near Davis, West Va. Sorry no car in the shot of Blackwater Canyon but the colors were awesome. This area of West Virginia is a fantastic place to have a tour. Around Davis, Canaan Valley, And Elkins the scenery is fantastic and there are great roads to travel that aren't heavily traveled.

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17 hours ago, Ed Luddy said:

Northern Ontario today in the ultimate family wagon back in 66

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Identical to my pal down the street's family car in mid, late 70s. It looked pretty good for a 12 or 14 year old CT car!   Seems like these were all white till 70s, then they all seemed blue till the minivans came in and changed it all.

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From a drive along the Salmon River yesterday. Image by landscape painter & photographer Kathleen Brown.

 

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(that river 8,000 of you a year descend in whitewater rafts for an 80-mile trip requiring a 670-mile round trip to deliver your car to the takeout)

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On 10/11/2020 at 6:47 PM, Steve_Mack_CT said:

Ok no car but does mini barn count?  The A is inside.  This was actually last weekend, spent this afternoon handling the first round of leaves, they look nicer on the trees than on the ground!

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With a little grade work we could drop a nice post and beam carriage house right there.

 

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31 minutes ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

Yeah the ground to the right is all fill, now that it's done we should have gone bigger for sure.  Love the Amish build quality though!

 

Not Amish.   Right next door to you.  Post and Beam delivered right to your site.  Easily big enough for 3 cars with lots of extra room.

 

https://www.thebarnyardstore.com/post-and-beam-barns/carriage-barn/

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13 hours ago, jeff_a said:

From a drive along the Salmon River yesterday. Image by landscape painter & photographer Kathleen Brown.

 

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(that river 8,000 of you a year descend in whitewater rafts for an 80-mile trip requiring a 670-mile round trip to deliver your car to the takeout)


I was scheduled to do the river this summer but with Covid it didn’t happen..........😞

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