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The White Mountain 4000 Footers

West Bond, Mt Bond, and Bondcliff Mountains (left to right)
West Bond, Mt Bond, and Bondcliff Mountains (left to right)

The White Mountain 4000 footer list is maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club. It was introduced in 1957 to get climbers to hike some of the more remote peaks in the range and to help disperse the wear and tear being inflicted on Mount Washington and a few other very popular peaks.

Hikers who complete the list get to join the 4000 Footer Club and attend an awards dinner. The vast majority of hikers bag their peaks in spring, summer, and fall, but a tiny minority climb them all in winter.

Most of the 4000 footers in the White Mountains are reachable on day hikes, but some are quite remote and require multi-day trips to access. I always like the fact that there on still some places on this earth that you can only get to by walking. All of the peaks on the current list have trails, but a few are not maintained.

MountainHeightDate Climbed
Washington62886/7/2009
Adams57746/7/2009
Jefferson57126/7/2009
Monroe53849/5/2009
Madison53676/6/2009
Lafayette52608/15/2009
Lincoln50898/15/2009
South Twin49023/14/2009
Carter Dome48326/5/2009
Moosilauke48029/1/2007
Eisenhower47808/30/2009
North Twin47613/14/2009
Carrigan470010/10/2009
Bond46986/18/2010
Middle Carter46107/7/2007
West Bond45406/18/2010
Garfield450010/30/2009
Liberty44598/15/2009
South Carter44307/7/2007
Wildcat44226/5/2009
Hancock44204/3/2010
South Kinsman43586/24/2007
Field434010/4/2009
Osceola434010/25/2009
Flume43281/24/2010
South Hancock43191/30/2010
Pierce (Clinton)43108/30/2009
North Kinsman42936/24/2007
Willey428510/4/2009
Bondcliff42656/18/2010
Zealand42603/13/2009
North Tripyramid41803/6/2010
Cabot41707/24/2010
East Osceola415610/25/2009
Middle Tripyramid41407/3/2010
Cannon41009/5/2010
Hale40543/13/2009
Jackson40528/30/2009
Tom405112/19/2009
Wildcat D40506/5/2009
Moriah40497/7/2007
Passaconaway40438/28/2010
Owl's Head40257/17/2010
Galehead402410/17/2009
Whiteface40203/28/2010
Waumbek40067/25/2010
Isolation40049/7/2010
Tecumseh40032/20/2010

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7 comments

  1. Hi Phil,

    I assume you know about this one

    http://www.48×12.com/home.shtml

    Now the 48×12 patch is worthy of sewing to my backpack.

    Since I only hit these peaks if they happen to be along my path, it may take me a long, long time.

    Goal: 576

    Completed Peaks: 8

    Peaks to go: 568

    Goal: 576

    Percentage Completed: 1.4%

  2. Yeah. Those people ARE Crazy.

  3. Here's a list of all of the NH peaks that are 4,000 or higher. The numbered ones are on the WM 4,000 foot list. The rest aren't.
    http://peakbagger.com/list.aspx?lid=21410

    I can't make owls head in winter from the kanc or rt 3 in daylight. You must hike fast.

  4. I don’t believe Mt Liberty is on the AT (doesn’t the Liberty Springs Trail intersect the Franconia Ridge Trail north of Mt Liberty)?

  5. Making my way up the list, sorta. Just did Cannon # 6 bout a month ago

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