4000 Footers

Hiking Mt Madison in September

Hiking Mt Madison in September

Mt Madison is the fifth highest 4000-footer in the White Mountains, topping off at 5367′. It’s a beautiful mountain to climb and you can follow many different trails to the top. For this hike, I chose one of the less used ones, …

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Hiking Mt Flume in August

Hiking Mt Flume in August

Mt Flume is the southernmost peak on Franconia Ridge and the first mountain the Pemigewasset Loopers encounter after leaving the Lincoln Woods Trailhead. I climbed in via the Osseo Trail which provides a relatively gradual ascent, climbing 3150′ feet in 5.6 miles, …

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Hiking Mt Cabot in June

Hiking Mt Cabot in June

Mt Cabot is the northernmost White Mountain 4000-footer and a 9.6 mile out and back hike with 3,000 feet of elevation gain. The last time I climbed it was on November, 4th of last year (2021). I remember that hike vividly because …

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Mt Jackson – Three Routes

Mt Jackson Three Routes

Mt Jackson is ranked #38 on the White Mountain 4000 Footer List. While it is only 4052′ high, it’d be natural to assume that it’s an easier mountain to climb. Most people don’t make that mistake twice. But the effort required to …

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Hiking Mt Monroe and Mt Washington in April

Hiking Mt Monroe and Mt Washington in April

Mt Monroe is the fourth highest four thousand footer in the White Mountain National Forest, while Mt Washington is the tallest, #1.  They’re often hiked on the same day because they’re adjacent to one another in the middle of the Presidential Range …

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Hiking Mts Madison and Adams in April

Hiking Madison and Adams in April

Mt Madison (5367′) and Mt Adams (5774′) are two mountains in the Northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Madison is the fifth tallest 4000 footer in the Whites, while Adams is the second tallest, after Mt Washington, which is #1. Climbing …

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Hiking Mt Washington in March

Hiking Mt Washington in March

The second half of March is usually a good time to climb Mt Washington because the weather tends to moderate as winter turns to spring. You still need to watch the weather forecast carefully and avoid high winds, frigid temperatures, and storms, …

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Hiking Mt Isolation in February

Hiking Mt isolation in February

Mt Isolation is one of the most remote White Mountain 4000 footers and makes for a long day in winter conditions. The best winter route starts from the Rocky Branch Trailhead off Rt 16 south of Pinkham Notch but still requires several …

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