Study Guide

A Walk in the Woods Part 2, Chapter 18

By Bill Bryson

Part 2, Chapter 18

  • Mount Washington might be the windiest place on the planet. In fact, in 1934, scientists recorded "a surface wind speed of 231 miles an hour," which is the highest ever recorded (2.18.18).
  • Bryson and Abdu are going to be climbing this fearsome beast today. Given that they aren't carrying packs, however, they make it to the summit rather easily,
  • They're met with a funny sight when they reach the summit: a parking lot.

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