The highest peak in New England
Oct 12, 2009 by DJ Turner | 0 Comments
This comes from mentor and friend of Denver Seminary, Jim Doenges:
My bottle and I visited the wilderness of the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Mt. Washington is in the background. Thomas Cole visited here in 1839 and later became one of the founding members of the U.S. National Academy and exhibited major Christian paintings. Cole wrote, “prophets of old retired into the solitudes of nature to wait the inspiration of heaven. It was on Mount Horeb that Elijah witnessed the mighty wind, the earthquake, and the fire; and heard the 'still small voice' — that voice is YET heard among the mountains! St. John preached in the desert; the wilderness is YET a fitting place to speak to God.” Amen!
I've been blessed to summit the highest peak in New England over 20 times throughout the year. While less than half the height of Colorado's "14ers," its weather statistics are impressive: highest wind speed ever recorded (231 mph!), from November to April hurricane-force winds occur two out of every three days, the average year-round temperature is 27, and the all-time high was only 72 degrees.