I've always wanted to ask this.. so here goes..
This is for the hard core hikers amongst you (there must be some.. me I am NOT hard core like this)... I want to know about the worst weather you've experienced on Mt Washington.. How cold, how windy? (100 mph + then I really want to hear about this) driving rain, sleet , ice, snow?
What is it like hiking in-- er into--- a hurricane?
I'm sure this is ho hum stuff for the observers who live out there and experience bad weather all the time.. while I am interested in their impressions I'm more interested in the hikers' impressions.
At what point hiking up the mountain do you decide.. as an experienced hiker.. ah nope.. this isn't for me, I'm turning around (for reasons other than daylight)?
I once went on an AMC trip up Little haystack in December. 0 degrees at trail head. On top wind was easily 50 mph almost sustained.. it occasionally slacked off but only to re load.. I've never experienced anything like that. I imagine Mount Washington must be much much worse.