Mountains and Trails History


Mountains and trails, New Hampshire White Mountains. In the 21st-century, hiking plays an important role in the White Mountains tourism industry, but the rich history of the picturesque mountains and trails is often overlooked. How the mountains and trails came to be is a fascinating story; many mountains were named for famous people, and trails that were built in the 1800s are still in use today. With the use of photography, writing, and research, this work focuses on the mountains and trails in the White Mountains.


Hiking Lists, New Hampshire

New Hampshire 52 With A View
Hiking lists in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Peakbagging in the White Mountains dates back to 1931 when Nathaniel L. Goodrich, in an Appalachia article, suggested a list of 36 mountains to hike. Goodrich’s list was the starting point for the White Mountain 4000 footers list we know today. And now in the 21st-century peakbagging has become a favorite pastime. This work focuses on random tidbits of history about the mountains that are on some of the hiking lists ...

Hiking Trails

Davis Path in the White Mountains New Hampshire | ScenicNH Photography LLC
History of hiking trails in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. The hiking trails in the White Mountains are known for being rugged and steep, but how they came to be is often overlooked. Trails that were built in the 1800s and early 1900s are still in use today; and the oldest continuously-used mountain trail in America, Crawford Path in the Presidential Range, is located in the White Mountains. With the use of photography, writing, and research, this work focuses on the White Mountains trail system ...

Mountains, New Hampshire

Mt Lafayette - Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
Mountain history, New Hampshire White Mountains. The scenic beauty of the White Mountains is known worldwide, but how the mountains in this region came to be is often overlooked. In July 1820, the Weeks-Brackett party, guided by Ethan Allen Crawford, hiked Mount Washington. And the purpose of this hike was to give names to all the mountains in the Presidential Range (Mount Washington was already named). This work focuses on the mountains in the White Mountains ...