Overview

Range Name(s): White Mountains, Белые Горы     Geology: Tectonic
Max. Elevation: 6 288 m / 20 630 ft     Snow Line: Please update
Region(s): North America     Average Length: 98 miles / 157 km
Location: United States (USA): Maine, New Hampshire;     Average Width: 106 miles / 66 km
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing     Latitude/Longitude: 45°54'15.841''N
-68°-55'-17.635''W
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Parent Range: Appalachian Mountains     Nearest Airport(s): Please update
National Park(s): White Mountain National Forest;     Convenience Center(s): Campton; Gorham; Randolph;

YOUR CHANCE TO

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.

DESCRIPTION

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.

LOCATION

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.

North America, United States (USA): Maine

  • 1 605 m / 5 267 ft
  • 0 people climbed it

North America, United States (USA): New Hampshire

  • 1 060 m / 3 478 ft
  • 0 people climbed it
• 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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