The true beginning of spring on Mt. Washington is marked by the day that crews begin to clear the ice and snow from the Mt. Washington Auto Road. And, that day is tomorrow. The bulldozer arrived this morning, and the crew is getting the equipment ready today.
Unlike last year, there is very little snow on the Road below halfway, so the crew is optimistic that work will progress quickly. Stay tuned to our blog to keep track of the status of the Road as we look towards a May opening. Of course, the mountain always throws a few curve balls at us, so just like snowflakes, no two springs are alike. Needless to say, it's never boring.
If you'd like to see more about the Road opening process, click here. This page documents the process from 2008.
I'll have another update soon, as work gets underway.