Photos: Why I Hiked the 48 4,000-Footers - Appalachian Mountain Club

Photos: Why I Hiked the 48 4,000-Footers

April 24, 2017
  • 48 4000 footers
  • Beattie-Beattie-Dalessandro 48 4000 footers
  • Guerra-Guerra 48 4000 footers
  • Bresnahan-Marden 48 4000 footers
  • Carnahan-Doucette 48 4000 footers
  • Choate-Cattarin 48 4000 footers
  • Kallis-Robichaud 48 4000 footers
  • Knight-Knight-Lawton 48 4000 footers
  • Paiva-Jervis-Stinson 48 4000 footers
  • Reed-Hill-Westfall 48 4000 footers
  • Smart-Dempsey 48 4000 footers
  • Spaziani-Truman-Brodeur 48 4000 footers
  • Stevenson-Richards 48 4000 footers
  • Welvourn-Welvourn 48 4000 footers
  • Wiswell-Corcoran 48 4000 footers
  • Yergeau-Gerber-Baillargeon 48 4000 footers
  • Zoller-Gallagher 48 4000 footers
  • Guttadauro-Smith-White 48 4000 footers


WHAT IS IT
about a challenge that piques our determination and gets our blood pumping? On the occasion of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club’s 60th anniversary—observed April 22, 2016, at Exeter High School, in New Hampshire—we asked a dedicated group one question: Why did you hike New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-footers (i.e. the state’s mountains that are at least 4,000 feet in elevation)?

Click through the photos to see what these hikers had to say. Responses have been condensed and edited to fit the slideshow format; hikers are identified left to right, followed by their ages, with the year they finished the 48 in parentheses. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get inspired to mount your own challenge, whatever that may be.


LEARN MORE

  • Read more about the Four Thousand Footer Club, including how to apply.
  • Find out why three experts—a photographer, a scientist, and an elite hiker—go outdoors.
  • Read an excerpt from Chasing Summits, by Garry Harrington, a New Hampshire native who climbed all 66 of the 14,000-footers in the lower 48 states.

 

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Nicholas Gagnon

Nicholas Gagnon is a photographer living in New Hampshire. See more of his work.