New Hampshire's 4,000-foot peaks
Mount Washington, 6,288 ft.
Administered by Appalachian Mountain Club volunteers called the Four Thousand Footer Committee, the club was formed in 1957 to encourage hikers to venture away from familiar peaks in the Franconia and Presidential ranges and explore other White Mountain climbs. Here are some of the hikes author Marty Basch has completed.
The highest peak in the Northeast is an enigma with all kinds of tourists and, at the summit, a cafeteria for them and the hikers. The well-trodden Tuckerman Ravine Trail is a strenuous and scenic 8.4 mile round-trip trek up the mountain’s east side from the AMC Pinkham Notch visitors center on Route 16. I’ve tackled the Rockpile many times.