Cold Snap Brings -100 Temps to Mt. Washington - Backpacker

Cold Snap Brings -100 Temps to Mt. Washington

Bitter cold plus whipping winds give the New Hampshire summit a superlative "real feel" temperature.
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En route to a winter summit of Mt. Washington

En route to a winter summit of Mt. Washington

The coldest spot in the Lower 48 last week just might have been the top of Mt. Washington, where -40-degree temperatures combined with 120-plus-mph winds yielded a "real feel" of -100 degrees. Intrepid travelers ventured up the mountain in SnowCoaches to experience the extreme chill.  

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