poniedziałek, 31 sierpnia 2009

USA. US-232733

state: New Hampshire

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 1,917 m. It is famous for its dangerously erratic weather, holding the record for the highest wind gust directly measured at the Earth's surface, at 372 km/h on the afternoon of April 12, 1934. It was known as Agiocochook, or "home of the Great Spirit", before European settlers arrived.

The mountain is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in Coos County, New Hampshire. It is the third highest state high point in the eastern U.S. and the most prominent peak in the Eastern United States.

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