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The 4000-Footers of the White Mountains

A Guide and History

The first comprehensive guide and history solely devoted to New Hampshire's 48 peaks exceeding 4000 feet in elevation.

Author(s)

Mike Dickerman, Steven D. Smith

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For over fifty years, hikers have been drawn to the 48 White Mountain peaks that rise over 4000 feet in elevation. Now in a revised and greatly expanded new second edition, the 4000-Footers of the White Mountains is still the only comprehensive guide and history devoted solely to the Granite State's tallest mountains.


Written by veteran hikers Steven D. Smith and Mike Dickerman, co-editors of the AMC White Mountain Guide, this guide is geared toward both serious "peakbaggers" and more casual explorers of New England's greatest mountain range. Inside you'll find:

  • Detailed descriptions of every major trail approach to the summits, including several added for this new edition.
  • Historical highlights of the mountains, presented in easy-to-read timelines.
  • Thorough geographic descriptions of the peaks and surrounding terrain.
  • Comprehensive view guides describing what can be seen from each summit.
  • Helpful hints on climbing the peaks in winter.


In the guide's introductory section and appendices, readers will learn about the history of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club, unusual peakbagging feats, natural history and geology, and sources for additional information. The authors also offer up tips on hiking safety, trail stewardship and protecting the mountain environment.

Additional Information

Author Mike Dickerman, Steven D. Smith
About the Author Steven D. Smith has been exploring New Hampshire trails for over 30 years, has nearly completed his seventh round of the White Mountain 4000-Footer list (including once in winter), and is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Four Thousand Footer Committee. He is co-editor of the AMC White Mountain Guide, now in its 29th Edition, and is the author or co-editor of several previously published White Mountain guidebooks. He is an AMC/WMNF trail adopter and a volunteer with Pemigewasset Valley Search & Rescue. He owns The Mountain Wanderer Map and Book Store in Lincoln, New Hampshire, specializing in New England outdoors and travel. Steve and his wife, Carol, who completed her 4000-footers in 2002, reside in Lincoln.


Mike Dickerman is an award-winning journalist whose popular hiking column, "The Beaten Path," appears regularly in several New Hampshire newspapers. He has successfully climbed all the White Mountain 4000-Footers in both summer and winter. He is the author and/or editor of six previously published books, Along the Beaten Path, A Guide to Crawford Notch, Why I'll Never Hike the Appalachian Trail, Mount Washington: Narratives and Perspectives, The White Mountain Reader, and Lincoln & Woodstock, New Hampshire. He is the owner of Bondcliff Books in Littleton, New Hampshire, a publishing company specializing in White Mountain and regional interest titles. He and his wife, Jeanne, live and work year-round in Littleton.

Region New Hampshire, White Mountains
Activity Backpacking, Hiking
Publisher Bondcliff Books
Edition 2nd Edition (2008)
Format Paperback
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches, 549 pages
ISBN-13 9781931271240

About the Author

Steven D. Smith has been exploring New Hampshire trails for over 30 years, has nearly completed his seventh round of the White Mountain 4000-Footer list (including once in winter), and is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Four Thousand Footer Committee. He is co-editor of the AMC White Mountain Guide, now in its 29th Edition, and is the author or co-editor of several previously published White Mountain guidebooks. He is an AMC/WMNF trail adopter and a volunteer with Pemigewasset Valley Search & Rescue. He owns The Mountain Wanderer Map and Book Store in Lincoln, New Hampshire, specializing in New England outdoors and travel. Steve and his wife, Carol, who completed her 4000-footers in 2002, reside in Lincoln.


Mike Dickerman is an award-winning journalist whose popular hiking column, "The Beaten Path," appears regularly in several New Hampshire newspapers. He has successfully climbed all the White Mountain 4000-Footers in both summer and winter. He is the author and/or editor of six previously published books, Along the Beaten Path, A Guide to Crawford Notch, Why I'll Never Hike the Appalachian Trail, Mount Washington: Narratives and Perspectives, The White Mountain Reader, and Lincoln & Woodstock, New Hampshire. He is the owner of Bondcliff Books in Littleton, New Hampshire, a publishing company specializing in White Mountain and regional interest titles. He and his wife, Jeanne, live and work year-round in Littleton.