The NH48 stands for New Hampshire Forty-Eight 4,000 footers.
A 4,000 footer is a mountain that has an elevation of at least 4,000 feet and a minimum of 200 feet prominence. All criteria is determined by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC).
After hiking almost half of the mountains on this list (and some of them more than once), I learned that the NH48 is this thing that all kinds of people do and that there are special books and NH48-specific maps and fun little awards and community around this. So I proposed to my pal Stud to officially hike all the NH48 with me for the shared experience of reaching a goal, earning a patch, getting invited to a special pizza party, receiving a scroll and, most importantly, going on lots of fun hiking adventures with a little added mission involved.
Patches, scrolls, and maps leading to adventures to remote parts of the White Mountains is my current fountain of youth.
Below is the full list. The highlighted ones are the ones I’ve done (31) and link to pictures and trails that I took.
* The *’s are the ones Stud and I have done together so far. As of September 2017 we have bagged 22/48.