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New Hampshire 4000 Footers

New Hampshire 4000 Footers
New Hampshire 4000 Footers - The New Hampshire Four Thousand Footer list, officially known as the White Mountain Four Thousand Footers, was created by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). And the objective is to hike all 48 mountains on the list, and once completed, a hiker can apply for a patch and scroll through the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Four Thousand Footer Club. This hiking list is maintained by an official club; most lists are run by unorganized groups. Of ...

New Hampshire 52 With A View

New Hampshire 52 With A View
New Hampshire 52 With A View – Created by the Over the Hill Hikers (OTHH) of Sandwich, NH, the New Hampshire 52 with a view is a hiking list consisting of fifty-two mountains under 4,000 feet that have awesome views; until the most recent revision of the list in spring 2020, a mountain also had to be over 2,500 feet, but this requirement seems to have been relaxed. Hikers can apply for a patch through the Over the Hill Hikers ...

Jewell Trail, White Mountains

Jewell Trail - Presidential Range, New Hampshire
Jewell Trail, White Mountains - Established in 1934, the roughly 3.7 mile long Jewell Trail begins at a trailhead on Base Station Road in Chandler's Purchase, New Hampshire. It travels up an unnamed ridge of Mount Clay and eventually ends at the Gulfside Trail; the Gulfside Trail is a segment of the scenic Appalachian Trail. Upon reaching the junction with the Gulfside Trail, most hikers continue on to Mount Washington...[Continue reading] ...

Hexacuba Shelter, Kodak Trail

Hexacuba Shelter - Appalachian Trail, New Hampshire
Hexacuba Shelter, Kodak Trail - Built in 1989 by the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC), the Hexacuba Shelter is a six-sided hexagonal log shelter that sleeps 8-10. It's located at 1,980 feet on the south side of Mount Cube on a spur path off the Kodak Trail, a segment of the Appalachian Trail, in Orford, New Hampshire...[Continue reading] ...

Forest Road Status, White Mountains

Forest Road Status, White Mountains
Forest Road Status, White Mountains - Here in the New Hampshire White Mountains, the U.S. Forest Service closes roads within the White Mountain National Forest throughout the year. These forest roads are closed for numerous reasons, and many are closed to vehicle traffic during the snow season. In the spring, after these seasonal roads have dried out and are passable, they are reopened to vehicle traffic. However, there is no exact date when any forest road will reopen..[Continue reading] ...

Happy Earth Day 2022, New Hampshire

Scarface Brook - Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Earth Day, April 22, 2022 - Happy Earth Day from the New Hampshire White Mountains! Earth Day is an annual day founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. And the purpose of this day is to celebrate and create awareness for the environment...[Continue reading] ...

Cog Railway Hotel Proposal

Cog Railroad - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Cog Railway Hotel Proposal, Mount Washington - The owner of the Mount Washington Cog Railway is again proposing a restaurant and hotel accommodations on New Hampshire's Mount Washington. However, this project is a little different than the 35-room hotel proposal he made a few years ago. The Cog Railway owns a 99-foot-wide strip of land that straddles the railroad from the Cog Railway Station to the summit of Mount Washington. These accommodations would be built within this strip of land, ...

Resolution Shelter, Dry River Wilderness

Resolution Shelter - Dry River Wilderness, New Hampshire
Resolution Shelter, Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness - The Resolution shelter site is located off of the 14-mile long Davis Path in the federally designated Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Designated by the 1975 Eastern Wilderness Act, then expanded in 1984 by the New Hampshire Wilderness Act, this 29,000-acre wilderness area is governed under the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Wilderness Act. Both have strict guidelines when it comes to man-made structures in designated wilderness ...

January History, White Mountains

Downtown Lincoln, New Hampshire
January History, White Mountains - Here in the White Mountains, January is like no other month. The winter season is in full swing, and outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying the snow-covered landscape. Usually, we have had at least one big snowstorm by now, but this year the snow accumulation is on the low side. Hopefully, we get a blizzard sooner than later...[Continue reading] ...

2021 Year in Review, White Mountains

Little Coolidge Mountain, New Hampshire
2021 Year in Review, White Mountains - As the year comes to an end, I don't have much to say. And like many of you, I am looking forward to the start of the new year. What a year it has been! This year I am going to keep it short and just make a handful of comments about my favorite images of 2021....[Continue reading] ...