New Hampshire 4000 Footers

 

In 1950 the Appalachian Mountain Club assembled a list of the peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire above 4000 feet.  They wanted encourage people to explore the whole forest, away from the most popular , even though several of the peaks at the time at had no trails!  They formed a club for people who reached all 48 summits, with a separate list for doing it in winter.  It's a substantial undertaking that will require over 300 miles of hiking up more than 100,000 feet of vertical, even though many of the hikes can reach 2 or 3 peaks.  If you're thinking of completing the list, or are already underway, then this app will help you plan and track your progress!  It has

 

Good luck with the hiking!  It's worth every step of effort!

 

 

 

Screenshots

 

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Caveats

 

The trail set is really at a schematic level, and not suitable for hiking.  Please use a proper topo map while on trail.  Nor has the absolute position of the trails been recorded - this isn't suitable as a GPS map for during the hike.  The trail set contains all trails that reach 4000 footers and many for combining peaks on multi-day hikes.  It does not have every trail in the White Mountains: many side trails, the RMC network north of US Rote 2, trails in Maine, and east of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and Sandwich range (including the Moats and Mt Chocura) are not included.

 

Neither we nor this app are associated with the Appalachian Mountain Club.  We're just indebted to their work on trail and with the White Mountain Guide.

 

After the tropical storm in 2011 the US Forest Service had to close several trails and roads.  The trail set contains warnings about these closures as of the end of July 2012.  Check with the Forest Service for the latest status - you'll find a link attached to each warning (long tap on the warning to see it).

 

Please send any corrections to the data to us at nh4000ft_support@primordand.com.

 

Phone Version

 

The Play Store will only let  devices with large screens install the app.  This is a limitation of the way Google specifies which devices are supported, but not a limit in the code itself.  For those who would like to try the app on a normal phone, you can download the APK here and install it yourself.  The phone must be running Honeycomb or later, and should have a high resolution screen that's more than 600 pixels wide.  Note that we've only tested the app on simulated devices, and that you might find the experience on smaller screens to be cramped.  You can always toggle the map or log off, or rotate the phone into landscape mode, but you may also find it annoying.