Mystery Mountain

Being based in Wyoming, Sierra Trading Post is huge fans of mountains. This week we are headed east with our mystery destination. Can you guess the name of the popular eastern US mountain we are describing in the clues below? Read the 5 clues about this mystery mountain, look at the photo and then enter your guess in the comments below.

  • At an elevation of 6,288 feet this mountain is the highest peak in the Northeast United States and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.

  • For 76 years, until 2010, a weather observatory on the summit held the record for the highest wind gust measured on the Earth's surface. The recorded wind speed at the summit was 231 mph.

  • The mountain is part of a popular hiking area, with the Appalachian Trail crossing the summit and one of the Appalachian Mountain Club's eight mountain huts, located on one of the mountain's shoulders.

  • The mountain is also host to one of the oldest car races in the country. The race to the top of the mountain has been held on and off since 1904.

  • Since 1869, a Cog Railway has provided tourists with a train ride to the summit of this mountain.

Mystery Mountain Photo by Steve Brown

Do you know the name of this mystery mountain? Enter it in the comments below then forward this post to a friend to see if they know the answer. Try these other recent mystery destinations:

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Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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