Range

White Mountains

Region(s): North America, United States (USA): (Maine, New Hampshire)
Parent Range: Northern Appalachians
Max. Elevation: 6 288 m / 20 630 ft
Geology: Tectonic
Average Length: 98 miles / 157 km
Average Width: 106 miles / 66 km
Image of White Mountains
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Overview

Range Name(s): White Mountains
Max. Elevation: 6 288 m / 20 630 ft
Region(s): North America
Location: North America, United States (USA): (Maine, New Hampshire)
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Starting Point: 45.90440039296314
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Parent Range: Northern Appalachians
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: Please update
Average Length: 98 miles / 157 km
Average Width: 106 miles / 66 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Please update
Convenience Center(s): Campton, Gorham, Randolph
National
Park(s):
White Mountain National Forest

Location

North America, United States (USA): (Maine, New Hampshire)
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    If you enjoy long mountain hikes in the wilderness with a small set of height and provided with comfort - it's the place to go. The rout Appalachian trail passes thru this mountains.
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    The Whites are known for its trails. A system of alpine huts for hikers operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club spread in the mountains. The famous Appalachian Trail crosses the area from southwest to northeast.There are 48 peaks over 4,000 feet (1,200 m), known as the Four-thousand footers.
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    Mountain Range is located on the north-western United States, about 400 km from New York, covering about a quartera of the state of New Hampshire and a small area in the west of Maine.
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    Some of the earliest maps of the White Mountains were

    produced not as topographical maps, but as tourist maps. One

    of the first two tourist maps of the mountains was that

    produced by Franklin Leavitt, a self-taught artist born in New

    Hampshire in 1824.

     

    Its most famous mountain is 6,288-foot (1,917 m) Mount

    Washington, which is the highest peak in the Northeastern U.S.

    and which held the record for fastest surface wind gust (231

    miles per hour (372 km/h), over 100 m/s, in 1934) in the world

    for 80 years.

     

    The Old Man of the Mountain, a rock formation on Cannon

    Mountain that resembled the craggy profile of a man's face,

    was a White Mountain landmark until it fell in May 2003. It

    remains the state symbol of New Hampshire.

     

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