White Mountains

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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Hiking Mt Jefferson in December

Hiking Mt Jefferson in December

Mt Jefferson (5712′) is the third-highest White Mountain 4000 footer and one of the hardest mountains to climb in winter because it’s so windy. The best approach in winter is to climb the Jewell Trail to the Gulfside Trail and then up …

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Hiking East Osceola and Mt Osceola in December

Hiking the Osceolas in December

East Osceola (4156′) and Mt Osceola (4340′) are two more 4000 footers where the winter route is significantly more difficult than the summer route. The easier, southern, three-season route starts at Tripoli Rd in Waterville Valley and the ascent is relatively gradual. …

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Hiking North and South Twin in December

Hiking North and South Twin in December

North (4761′) and South Twin (4902′) are two mountains on the north side of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. They’re difficult to climb in winter conditions because the road leading to the trailhead is gated closed in winter. There’s also a hazardous water crossing …

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Hiking Mt Carrigain in December

Hiking Mt Carrigain in December

Mt Carrigain (4700′) is a beautiful mountain on the southeast edge of the Pemigewasset Wilderness that boasts a viewing tower and a magnificent open ridge walk below the summit. It’s normally a 10 mile out and back hike with a whopping 3400′ …

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Hiking Mt Garfield in December

Hiking Mt Garfield in December

Mt Garfield (4500′) is a 4000 footer on the famous Pemigewasset Loop. Located just north of Mt Lafayette, it is blessed with a fantastic view of the Twins, the Bonds, Owlshead Mountain, Franconia Ridge, and countless other peaks. Unfortunately, the summit was …

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