Last summer, for the first time in its 160-year history, the Mount Washington Auto Road opened for the season as a fully-paved — top-to-bottom — roadway. It was a project nearly 50 years in the making for a New Hampshire attraction that brings tens of thousands of visitors each year to the 6,288-foot summit, the highest in all of New England.
One year later, runoff from recent rain and melting snow has washed out some sections of the Auto Road, specifically a 1.6-mile stretch from the summit at the ‘6 mile park’ marker. The Auto Road posted the astonishing images on its Instagram channel.
Despite the damage, the Auto Road is still on schedule to open for the season later this month.
“Additionally, we still plan to host the last weekend of our ‘Spring Adventure Guided Tour’ on Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th,” the Auto Road posted on its web site.