4000 Footers

Return to Mt Jefferson in January

MT Washington and Mt Clay poked above the cloud

After turning around on an Mt Jefferson attempt last week, I was resigned to not getting the peak for my January Grid: The weather has been so exasperating this month, with frigid temperatures and high wind, that there have only been a …

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A Mt Jefferson Attempt in January

A Mt Jefferson Attempt in January

I really wanted to climb Mt Jefferson (5712′) this month, but some things are more important than bagging a peak. Many of us partner up on potentially dangerous hikes, especially above treeline, but when push comes to shove, are you willing to …

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Hiking Franconia Ridge in January

Franconia Ridge in Winter

Franconia Ridge is lovely to hike any time of year. But it can get pretty hairy to climb in winter when it’s cold and the wind is blowing hard. The best days don’t come around that often so you need to watch …

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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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The White Mountains Direttissima

The White Mountains Direttissima

The White Mountain National Forest, known as “The Whites” has its share of difficult hiking lists and challenging hikes. The White Mountain 4000 footer list with its 48 peaks, is the list that most aspiring New England hikers cut their teeth on …

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Hiking Mt Moriah in April

Hiking Mt Moriah in April

Mt Moriah isn’t the highest White Mountain 4000-footer, but it requires 3200′ of elevation gain to climb which makes it one of the more strenuous peaks to ascend. There are a number of different trails you can use to climb it, but …

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