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By the late 1700s, travel through Crawford Notch was established, albeit not by an exceptionally easy route. However, the Notch was important as a vital throughway from the Connecticut River to the seacoast trading centers (notably Portland, ME). …

Waterville Valley, known for its skiing and resort accommodations, it also a hiking mecca. Outside the common destinations of Franconia, Crawford, and Pinkham Notches, the mountains, valleys, and waterways rimming Waterville Valley offers an…

Traveling in and around the White Mountains is as fascinating and awe-inspiring as ever, though certainly not as challenging as it once was historically. Consider Darby Field’s adventure when he made the first recorded ascent of Mount Washington in…

The inspiration for this image was from a painting featured in the MWM's opening exhibition, Passing Through: The Allure of the White Mountains. The painting is:

Mount Adams, Benjamin Champney, 1852, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, Private…

The inspiration for this image was from a painting featured in the MWM's opening exhibition, Passing Through: The Allure of the White Mountains. The painting is:

Travelers thru the White Mountains, Samuel L. Gerry, Date unknown, Oil on canvas, 20…

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…