USA

White Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire)

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The White Mountain National Forest is one of the most heavily used National Forests in the country. The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) is a federally managed forest contained within the White Mountains in the northeastern United States. It was established in 1918 as a result of the Weeks Act of 1911.federal acquisition of land had already begun in 1914.It has a total area of 750,852 acres (303,859 ha) (1,225 sq mi).White Mountain National Forest is a powerful presence in the White Mountains. Adjacent to or part of every village and town, the National Forest ensures that this region will remain largely undeveloped.Other sub ranges include the Franconia Mountains and the Carter–Moriah and Sandwich ranges. Noteworthy features are the many rounded passes, locally termed notches, that were carved by mountain glaciers; the most scenic are Crawford, Dixville, Franconia, Kinsman, and Pinkham notches. The northeastern edge of the mountains is marked by the Ammonoosuc and Androscoggin river valleys.

US Forest Service signs on hiking trails at tree line state that the mountain summit areas have "the worst weather in America".The claim is also used by the observatory near the summit of Mount Washington which once recorded a surface wind speed of 231 miles per hour (372 km/h).Since 1849 over 135 people have died on Mount Washington.

Location
Lincoln, NH 03251 (New Hampshire), USA

White Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire)

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calendarSep 01 2017

White Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire)

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calendarSep 01 2017

White Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire)

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calendarSep 01 2017