Mountain and Trail History


Mountain and trail history, 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 history of the mountains and trails.

 

New Hampshire 52 With A View

Hiking Lists, New Hampshire

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 ...
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Low Impact Trail Work - Davis Path, White Mountains NH USA

Hiking Trails, White Mountains

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 history of the White ...
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Mt Lafayette - Franconia Notch, New Hampshire

Mountains, 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 history of the mountains in the White Mountains, New Hampshire ...
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Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge - Jefferson, New Hampshire

Protected: New Hampshire Mountains Database

History of the New Hampshire mountains: The mountains in New Hampshire are known worldwide, but the rich history surrounding them is often overlooked. The first known ascent of Mount Washington was in 1642 by Darby Field, but that is only part of the history. Many of the New Hampshire mountains were named for Presidents and famous people. With the use of photography, writing, and research, this work focuses on the history of the mountains in New Hampshire.The below list focuses on random tidbits of history ...
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Pemigewasset Wilderness - White Mountains, New Hampshire

Protected: Trail History, White Mountains Database

White Mountains, New Hampshire trail history: The hiking trails in the White Mountains are known for being rugged and steep, but the rich history of these trails is often overlooked. Trails that were built in the 1800s are still in use today; and the oldest continuously-used mountain trail in America, Crawford Path, is located in the White Mountains. This list of White Mountains trails is a work in progress. With the use of photography, writing, and research, this work focuses on the history of the ...
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Notes:

• ScenicNH Photography is in the business of photography. We create awareness for historic preservation and environmental conservation.

• This is a list of mountains and hiking trails in the White Mountains. Its not complete, and is a work in progress and is subject to errors and omissions.

• As you explore the historical sites in New Hampshire, keep in mind the removal of historic artifacts from federal lands is a violation of federal law.

• ScenicNH Photography has no affiliation with the creators of any of the hiking lists.

• See more of our ongoing history work at the projects page.