4000 Footers

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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Hiking Liberty and Flume in February

Hiking Liberty and Flume in February

Mt Liberty and Mt Flume are two 4000 footers at the south end of Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.  They’re usually climbed on the same day because their summits are only about a mile apart and connected by a ridge. …

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Hiking Pierce and Eisenhower in February

Hiking Pierce and Eisenhower in February

Mt Pierce and Mt Eisenhower are two 4000 footers in the Southern Presidential Range which runs between Crawford Notch and Mt Washington. The route up to these two peaks follows the Crawford Path, which is the oldest continuously maintained hiking trail in …

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Hiking Mt Jefferson in February

Hiking Mt Jefferson in February

Mt Jefferson (5712′) is the third-highest White Mountain 4000 footer and a difficult mountain to climb in winter with a long approach hike often complicated by deep snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures. This has been an especially cold and windy winter …

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Hiking Cannon Mtn in January

Hiking Cannon Mtn in January

Cannon Mountain is a White Mountain 4000 footer in Franconia Notch located across the pass from famed Franconia Ridge, one of the most beautiful hikes in the United States. Cannon is probably best known for the Old Man Profile, a rock formation …

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Hiking Mt Garfield in January

Hiking to Mt Garfield in January

Mt Garfield (4500′) is a 4000 footer located on the northwest corner of the famous Pemigewasset Loop. It’s a great hike with 2800′ of elevation gain that’s just over 12 miles in winter. While I hiked it last about 6 weeks ago, …

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White Mountains 4000 Footer Weather Forecasts

White Mountains 4000 Footer Weather Forecasts

A one-page listing of weather forecast and trail conditions information for each of the 48 New Hampshire White Mountain 4000 footers. How many of you spend hours each month searching NOAA, NETC, or Mountain Forecast, typing in mountain names into their tiny …

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