Ken MacGray
Writer / Author / Hiker

New Hampshire's 52 With A View: A Hiker's Guide (2nd Edition)

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In 1979, a group of retirees living in Sandwich, NH got together and began hiking. Starting small and local, these like-minded friends would eventually become known as the Over The Hill Hikers, whose outdoor adventures would reach across New England and even into Europe, led by their legendary "den mother" Lib Bates.

After completing the prestigious New Hampshire 4,000 Footers, the group sought out a new challenge and decided to create a hiking list in 1990 to complement the higher mountains — a selection of 52 hikes under 4,000 ft. which offered spectacular views.

Compiled and edited over a period of years, this guide is tailored toward both experienced hikers as well as beginners — young and old — for which this list attracts many. It is the first comprehensive guidebook for these scenic peaks.

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