Having completed the full AMC 4,000 foot peak list myself I am very excited to share this guide bundle with aspiring peak baggers. As far as I can tell this is the most comprehensive digital guide to the highest peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I have taken great care to include very accurate gps tracks for the best trails on each peak. For any one of the mountains there are multiple routes to the top but I have used my experiences in the White Mountains to detail the routes that I find are the most rewarding to climb. I have chosen the standard route to the summit for most peaks and have tried to group peaks together in long range hikes such as the Bond Range and the Franconia Ridge Range so that you can summit as many peaks as possible in a single hike. In each case I've explained my route decision clearly and have detailed all the major trail intersections often including the actual trail signs for each intersection. The only peak in the New Hampshire White Mountains without a maintained trail to the summit is Owl's Head. For that peak I described in detail where the true summit is and the gps track follows an established herd path.
Instead of ripping pages out of guidebooks we can now take along these digital guides with our smartphones. Not only will these guides direct you with driving directions to the trailhead but you will also be able to follow along the gps tracks included in these guides and see photos of what you will encounter later on the trail. These guides can be downloaded to your phone for offline use in areas where you don't have cell phone reception in the high peaks. That way you'll always have a terrain map beneath the track. Please see the attached link for how to do this.
The AMC 4,000 Footer Club is a part of the much larger Northeast 111er Club which I also am a member of and have a guide bundle for. Look for my other guide bundles for the 4,000 foot peaks in Vermont, the Adirondacks and Maine.
The White Mountains are located in upstate New Hampshire. Unlike the High Peaks of NY these peaks are not grouped together in a central location but instead are more spread out over many long ridges and standalone peaks. The major Highways with trailheads include I-93, Rte. 16, the Kangamangus Highway and Rte. 302. Just driving the roads through the area is amazing as you will go over many beautiful passes with great views of the surrounding peaks In the summer you will want to bring bug spray. These peaks are often tough and above treeline and don't be fooled by their low elevation compared to the Rockies or the Pacific Northwest. Some of the hikes I detailed here are very long such as the Bond Range or the Franconia Ridge and often you will not find water above treeline so be prepared. Be safe and abide by all trail signs and trail closures. Make sure you bring your smartphone with you but be careful to watch the battery life on longer climbs, especially overnights as having power to make an emergency phone call in case something goes wrong is paramount. Also, weather can change very quickly in the White Mountains and I have been witness to snow storms in the middle of the summer so watch the weather before you go and be prepared. Mt. Washington is one of the most dangerous peaks in the entire Northeast and is the only one above 6,000 feet. For a long time it held the guinness record for land wind speed.
If you have read this far I thank you and believe that this guide bundle will provide a wealth of knowledge to you along the trail as you head for the summits. I've done my best to be very clear and detailed about each guide based on my own experiences but if you find I've made a mistake I welcome any comments or suggestions. The great thing about the digital age is that these guides are dynamic and I can change and improve them over time. Help me through suggestions and you'll therefore be helping all the others that have downloaded this bundle.