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Mount Adams, New Hampshire


Prominence: 861 ft, 263 m

Elevation: 5799 feet, 1768 meters


Approx. Isolation: 3.11 mi, 5.01 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 5799 ft / 1768 m
SubpeaksSam Adams (5585 ft/1702 m)
John Quincy Adams (5410 ft/1649 m)
Abigail Adams (5355 ft/1632 m)
Adams 5 (5274 ft/1608 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)44° 19' 14'' N; 71° 17' 30'' W
44.320675, -71.291695 (Dec Deg)
317257E 4910045N Zone 19 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Hampshire
County/Second Level RegionCoös
City/TownThompson and Meserves Purchase
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     New Hampshire 3500-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     New England 3700-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     New England 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     Northeast USA 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     Aetherius Society Holy Mountains (Rank #10)
     New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     Northeast "115" 4000-footers (Rank #2)
     AMC New England Hundred Highest (Rank #2)
     AMC New Hampshire 4000-footers (Rank #2)
     YMCA Alpine Club List (NH) (Rank #2)
     AMC New England 4000-footers (Rank #2)
     Trailwright New Hampshire 4000 footers (Rank #2)
     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #59)
     Most Ascended Peaks (Rank #12)
     Peaks with Most Individual Summiters (Rank #17)
     Top 10 Elevation Grid for U.S. States (Rank #151)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th Edition (Smith, Daniell)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1951-09-09 by Frederick Johnson
     1975-08-07 by Greg Slayden
     1986-02-16 by Mike Wright
     2007-05-27 by Diane Mancino
     2009-06-13 by Michael Petcher
     2010-07-24 by Matthew Nelson (GPS Track)
     2011-07-01 by Tony Rachupka
     2011-08-06 by Tony Rachupka
     2011-10-10 by Dan Quinlan (GPS Track)
     2012-01-28 by John N
     2012-03-12 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2012-06-16 by Dan Quinlan
     2012-08-29 by Ryan Aschbrenner
     2012-10-07 by Dimitri Kiselkov (GPS Track)
     2012-11-17 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2013-04-27 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2013-07-04 by Spencer Corcoran
     2013-11-16 by Kaerstin Quinlan (GPS Track)
     2014-06-20 by Richard Bedard (GPS Track)
     2014-06-21 by Jeff Hicks
     2014-11-08 by Spencer Corcoran
     2015-06-25 by Chris Calabrese
     2015-06-27 by Matthew Nelson (GPS Track)
     2015-07-19 by Robert Larkin

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Massive, many summited Mount Adams is the second highest summit in the northeast United States. To many connoisseurs, it is the premier White Mountain peak, more than overcrowded and overexposed (but higher) Mount Washington. Mount Adams has an impressive variety of topography that almost matches the more famous terrain of Washington: to the northeast, the subpeak John Quincy Adams marks the start of narrow Durand Ridge, with its spectacular stretch of rocky knife-edge; to the northwest, Sam Adams rests atop the huge Nowell Ridge with its spurs and waterfalls. The great glacial cirque of King Ravine lies between these two ridges, every bit as impressive as Mount Washington's Tuckerman Ravine. To the south, the cirque of Jefferson Ravine and the massive Great Gulf drop steeply from the summit of Adams.

Adams is a hiker's mountain, with the only access by hikes of over 4000 vertical feet.

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The Presidentials from the Carter Range (2008-10-11). Photo by Rian Laub.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 861 ft/263 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 861 ft/263 m
  Line Parent: Mount Washington
  Key Col: Edmands Col    4938 ft/1505 m
Isolation3.11 mi/5.01 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    TMP High Point  (S)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Northern U.S. Appalachians
Range4: White Mountains
Range5: Presidential Range
Range6: Northern Peaks (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsAndroscoggin
Gulf of Maine
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: White Mountain National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Great Gulf Wilderness Area
Topo MapMount Washington O44071c3 1:25,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: Appalachia (Paved Road) 1306 ft/398 m
Vertical Gain: 4493 ft/1370 m
Distance (one way): 4.55 mi/7.32 km
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