Mount Field, New Hampshire

Prominence: 1681 ft, 513 m

Elevation: 4320+ feet, 1317+ meters

True Isolation: 4.9 mi, 7.88 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 4320 - 4360 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 4320 ft / 1317 m
    (Range 4320 - 4360 ft)
SubpeaksMount Field-Northwest Summit (4280 ft/1305 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)44° 11' 46'' N, 71° 26' 0'' W
44.196195, -71.433428 (Dec Deg)
305544 E 4896544 N, Zone 19 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Hampshire
County/Second Level RegionGrafton

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Lists that contain Mount Field:
     New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #25)
     New England 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #28)
     AMC New Hampshire 4000-footers (Rank #24)
     Northeast USA 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #51)
     AMC New England 4000-footers (Rank #27)
     Northeast "115" 4000-footers (Rank #53)
     Trailwright New Hampshire 4000 footers (Rank #41)
     AMC New England Hundred Highest (Rank #27)
     New England 3700-foot Peaks (Rank #28)
     New Hampshire 3500-foot Peaks (Rank #25)
     YMCA Alpine Club List (NH) (Rank #32)

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

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 1616
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 1380)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2009-03-14 by Michael Petcher
     2010-01-15 by Matthew Nelson
     2010-02-07 by Tony Rachupka
     2010-06-27 by Michael Bryant
     2010-12-03 by Wesley Barry (GPS Track)
     2011-12-30 by Kirk Kauffman
     2012-01-29 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2012-01-29 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2012-02-26 by Chris Stempek (GPS Track)
     2012-02-26 by Jessica Keefe (GPS Track)
     2012-05-05 by Ryan Aschbrenner
     2012-08-07 by David Cormier (GPS Track)
     2012-08-07 by David Cormier (GPS Track)
     2012-10-06 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2013-01-19 by Michael Berger (GPS Track)
     2013-04-07 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2013-04-07 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2013-04-15 by Theresa McGuinness (GPS Track)
     2013-07-13 by Kaerstin Quinlan
     2013-07-22 by Zachary Goumas (GPS Track)
     2013-08-17 by Jeffrey McLean
     2013-08-17 by Jeffrey McLean
     2014-04-26 by Richard Bedard (GPS Track)
     2014-04-28 by Megan Cheney
     2015-01-10 by Jen Scovern (GPS Track)
     2015-01-24 by David Thibaudeau (GPS Track)
     2015-05-24 by Sergey Boldyrev (GPS Track)
     2015-06-17 by Chris Calabrese
     2015-06-17 by Chris Calabrese
     2015-09-20 by Douglas Webber (GPS Track)
     2016-01-16 by Cynthia Chan
     2016-10-15 by Michael Stonek (GPS Track)
     2016-11-18 by Scott Dresser (GPS Track)
     2017-01-14 by David Darby (GPS Track)
     2017-05-28 by Kevin Swenson (GPS Track)
     2017-07-03 by Wayne Snyder (GPS Track)
     2017-08-25 by Gabriel C (GPS Track)
     2017-09-04 by Brandon Nadeau (GPS Track)
     2020-01-25 by Floyd Greenwood
     2020-05-31 by Jonathan Becker

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Mount Field is the highest summit in the Wiley Range, a little higher than Mount Willey itself. Also, along with Mount Washington, it is one of two major triple divide peaks in the White Mountains--water flows to the Connecticut, Merrimack, and Saco Rivers from Mount Field's summit.

The peak was named after Darby Field, the first to climb Mount Washington and one of the earliest mountaineers in recorded history--there are not many accounts of people going off to climb peaks for reasons of curiosity and challenge before his 1642 adventure.

The summit of Mount Field can be reached by the well-maintained Willey Range and Avalon Trails, making it an easy day-hike from US 302 in Crawford Notch. It can also be reached from Zealand Hut via the A-Z trail.

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Top of Mt Field. Hand-feeding the Grey Jay birds. Look closely and you can see it flying away up and to the right of my hand. Top is tree covered but there is a small clearing for lunch and escape the wind. Overlooks just off the peak look down over Mt. Washington Hotel and the valley (2014-09-27). Photo by Eric Ryherd.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1681 ft/513 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1721 ft/525 m
  Line Parent: Mount Carrigain
  Key Col: Carrigain Notch    2639 ft/804 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 4.9 mi/7.88 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 44.238382, -71.354134
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Eisenhower  (NE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Northern U.S. Appalachians
Range4: White Mountains
Range5: Franconia Area
Range6: Willey Range (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Gulf of Maine
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: White Mountain National Forest
Topo MapCrawford Notch O44071b4 1:24,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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On the trail (2014-11-16). Photo by Robert Larkin.
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Mt. Tom (middle left) from the lookout at Mt. Field. Cherry mountains (Mt Martha) visible in the distance (center) (2016-11-18). Photo by Scott Dresser.
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Facing northwest(ish) from Field (2020-05-31). Photo by Jonathan Becker.
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