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This image of Lonesome Lake was taken for the MWM by Lauren Plummer. The contemporary image was put into historical context by MWM scholar, Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, using M. F. Sweetser's 1876The White Mountains: A Handbook for…

This image of Lonesome Lake was taken for the MWM by Lauren Plummer. The contemporary image was put into historical context by MWM scholar, Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, using Julius H. Ward's 1890The White Mountains: A Guide to their…

This image of Lonesome Lake was taken for the MWM by Lauren Plummer. The contemporary image was put into historical context by MWM scholar, Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, using Julius H. Ward's 1890The White Mountains: A Guide to their…

A Early summer sunrise view from North Kinsman looking over Cannon Mountain.

When considering the ease with which we hikers can move through the mountains nowadays, it is crucial to understand the significant trail blazing and building efforts made in the early 20th century. Prior to 1910, hikers could choose from largely…