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    Just wondering how far everyone drives to climb Mount Washington? Are you just down the road or several hours down the interstate?

    I'm about 320 miles, 5 hours if I don't stop.
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    888 miles each way

    That is Durham, NC to my cabin in Maine for a night's sleep then over to Pinkham. I do this 2-3 times a year for the hike.
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    I thought my drive was a long one, but I never really thought about how long you guys must drive. It's about 120 from Kingston, NH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot
    I thought my drive was a long one, but I never really thought about how long you guys must drive. It's about 120 from Kingston, NH.
    KDT
    Ha, I used to work in Westchester County, NY. I drove home to Maine (6 hours each way) every weekend for 11 years. Now that I work in Raleigh, NC I drive home once a month in the winter - and every other weekend in the summer.

    One might ask why not fly. Every time I have tried it I could have gotten there faster by driving. Many times I will head north mid-afternoon on Thursday and head south (with a Mt Washington hike on the weekend) on Monday afternoon. It just means there are 2 nights in the weekend I do not get any sleep. But, it is worth it! I am looking forward to retirement to slow down a bit.
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    Cool doing the speed limit??

    From Wayne just a quick trip up. When younger use to leave early, climb the rock and be home before midnight same day. Now that I am older and wiser usally a trip up in the afternoon a stop at the moat for a beer and GREAT food and then a nice sleep in the pinkhame parking lot. In the morning climb to the top, back to the car by 1:00 and off to home. I enjoy having breakfast at Pinkham before I climb. Usally I am home by dinner with a great story to tell the family. five hours to me is close but would love to live 5 minutes.

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    Takes me 6-7 hrs. However I go up 87 and cut across VT through Rutland, stopping off at a few favorite places for lunch in Killington. I've come to a point in my life, that is all about the journey.
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    Guess I will not complain about my 2 1/2 hour drive north
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    WAY too far!! 300 miles, 4 1/2 hours without stopping and no traffic.

    I'm still at the age where I just want to get there...
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    5-1/2 hours each way from southwestern Connecticut assuming no major traffic delays. I usually go up the day before for a good nights sleep, but have many times driven home from pinkham notch the same day as climbing - although, not so much anymore - older usually means smarter.
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    Red face Killington Access road calls

    stopping off at a few favorite places for lunch in Killington
    Nothing like the access road. Mother Shapiros has best food. Long trail Inn best Bar.

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