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Near Gorham in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Northern Peaks of Presidential Range

Mt. Washington State Park

 

—Elevation 6288 —

 
Northern Peaks of Presidential Range Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2006
1. Northern Peaks of Presidential Range Marker
Inscription. The Appalachians are among the oldest mountains on Earth, reaching back more than 500 million years into time. The present chain which stretches from the Gaspe to Georgia once may have been higher than the Alps or the Rocky Mountains. Weather and erosion have sculptured the mountains and left them as they are today. They provide a wonderful richness of plant and animal life as well as startling contrasts in mountain scenery as different as the White Mountain National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains, a footpath extends 2,202 miles from Mt. Katadin 5,267’ in Maine to Springer Mt. 3,782’ in Georgia.
NH Division of Parks & Recreation

 
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 16.238′ N, 71° 18.158′ W. Marker is near Gorham, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker can be reached from Mount Washington Auto Road west of White Mountain Road (State Highway 16). Touch for map. Marker is located at the Mount Washington Summit, near the Summit Station, at the top end of Mount Washington Auto Road. Marker is in this post office area: Gorham NH 03581, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles
Northern Peaks of Presidential Range Marker (<i>wide view; presidential peaks in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2006
2. Northern Peaks of Presidential Range Marker (wide view; presidential peaks in background)
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Washington Summit (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Hero (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mount Washington Cog Railway (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Ascent of Mount Washington (approx. 2.8 miles away); Presidential Range (approx. 4.1 miles away); Crawford House (approx. 6˝ miles away); Crawford Depot (approx. 6˝ miles away); The Ravine House (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gorham.
 
More about this marker. This is a large, heavy-duty, painted, wooden "billboard-style" marker, mounted horizontally on waist-high posts, overlooking the Presidential Mountain Range to the north of Mount Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Presidential Range. The Presidential Range is a mountain range located in the White Mountains of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. Containing the highest peaks of the Whites, its most notable summits are named for American presidents, followed by prominent public figures of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Presidential Range is notorious for having some of the worst weather on Earth, mainly because of the unpredictability of high wind speeds and whiteout conditions on the higher summits. Because of the poor weather conditions, the Presidential Range is often used for mountaineering
Mount Washington State Park Sign (<i>near marker; northern presidential peaks in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2006
3. Mount Washington State Park Sign (near marker; northern presidential peaks in background)
training for those who go on to climb some of the world's highest mountains, including K2 and Everest. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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