Auto road is 148 years old

PINKHAM NOTCH (AP) – The Mount Washington Auto Road will celebrate its 148th birthday on Saturday.

Any vehicle that arrives with the “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington” bumper sticker already affixed will receive free passage up the auto road. The road is open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting.

The 8-mile road to the top of the Northeast’s highest peak opened in 1861.