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LIVE FREE OR DIE – HIKING THE WHITE MOUNTAINS AND NH 4000 FOOTERS

Written by Meg Stewart

With the New Hampshire state slogan, “Live Free or Die”, it’s hard to not stay curious here.

New Hampshire may not have any National Parks, but it’s home to one of the lushest National Forests in the country, The White Mountains. On any given day in the White Mountains, I am entranced by its wildness, humbled by its immensity, and awed by the mystery of it. It simultaneously amazes and awakens me, but it always elicits a sense of profound serenity.

THERE ARE MANY PEAKS HERE BUT THE INFAMOUS SUMMIT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE IS MOUNT WASHINGTON.

This mountain sits at 6,288 feet and is often referred to as having the worst weather on the planet, rivaling that of Mount Everest during the winter season. The White Mountain National Forest was established in 1918. Prior to that the forest was used primarily for logging and timber purposes.

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