National Geographic : 1937 Jul
Photograph byBradford Washburn TO SNAP THIS PICTURE OF MOUNT WASHINGTON, THE PHOTOGRAPHER FLEW WITHIN 200 FEET OF THE SUMMIT Since Darby Field returned from the first trip to the top in 1642 (page 73), this spot has been visited by hundreds ofthousands ofpeople-by trail, cog railway, and Carriage Road. The long building is the Summit House, a mountain-top hotel, and joined by a covered corridor isanother, the Tip-Top House. Beyond the trestle of the cog railway is the weather station. Cairns leading toward the end of the trestle mark one of the numerous trailstothesummit. Boott Spur rising inthe background appears higher than Mount Washington, but in reality it is about 800 feet lower.