The Pull of N.H.'s 4,000-Footers | New Hampshire Public Radio

The Pull of N.H.'s 4,000-Footers

Nov 8, 2018

There are 48 New Hampshire peaks over 4000 feet, drawing hikers from all over.  The  official Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Four Thousand Footer Club was formed in 1957 to introduce hikers to some of the less known sections of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. For most hikers, it's about the experience and the view, but for some, it's that and more: peak-bagging to complete "the List", or the much tougher "Grid".  We explain the terms and hear tales of those drawn to N.H.'s 48.

This program will air on Thursday, November 8 at 9 a.m., and will be rebroadcast again at 7 p.m.  It was originally broadcast on Sept. 18, 2018.


  • Jeb Bradley - N.H. Senate Majority Leader, from Wolfeboro, and an avid hiker working on his 2nd "Grid"
  •  Mike Dickerman -  a hiking enthusiast and one of the co-author's of the AMC guidebook "The 4000-footers of the White Mountains."
  • Cheryl Suchors - author of "48 Peaks" about hiking and healing, she undertook "The List" challenge as she was facing life challenges as she neared 50 years old.

The Appalachian Mountain Club has a list of NH's 4000-footers and a hike-planning guide.