the highest mountain in the East USA. i have climbed it twice who climb HILLS, u shouldnt even thry and conquer mt. washington! read the book WITHOUT PERIL, which is all about mt. washington and then courageous ppl who died hikin it. Mt. washington has the worst and most unpredicatable weather in the country. The highest wind speed ever recorded was on the top of mt. washington and it reached 231 mph. part of the presidential range.