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The first tract of land acquired for the White Mountain National Forest was the E. Bertram Pike Tract in Benton, NH. The 7,072 acre tract was purchased on January 2, 1914 for $13.25 an acre. The photo was taken from a pull off on the Moosilauke…

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…