This Acrylic Fridge Magnet Depicts the Beautiful White Mountains of New Hamphire
To the north of Boston, in the states of New Hampshire and Maine, the New England countryside becomes more rugged and rocky, eventually climbing up to the Northeast's most dramatic mountain range: the White Mountains. The most prominent of these peaks are those known as the "Presidential Range," the majority of which are named after United States Presidents (especially the earliest ones) or figures from the same time period. Depicted in this souvenir fridge magnet are Mount Madison and Mount Adams. Mount Adams is the second-highest in the state and named after the second president, John Adams (the tallest is named for Washington, the first president). Mount Madison - named for James Madison - is the fifth tallest, although he was the fourth president, this is due to a survey error in the 19th century that gave the incorrect measurement for the peak.
The Appalachian Mountain Club Helps Visitors See the Peaks Up Close
The White Mountains have a long history of hiking and backpacking and are home to the famous Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC); the "Appalachians" are the name for the eastern mountain range that runs through the US and Canada and the parent range for the smaller White Mountains. The Club was established in 1876 and helps preserve the forests and mountains, but also maintains an extensive network of paths and "high huts." The "High Huts" are a series of eight bunk houses sprinkled throughout the peaks. Modeled after similar buildings in the Alps, visitors on long through hikes (such as on the famous, continent-crossing Appalachian Trail) can spend a relatively comfortable night in a hut. They receive a bed in the bunk room with 30-90 other people, dinner on the night they arrive and breakfast the next morning.