Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan is published by William Morrow. It tells the story of my adventures with Atticus M. Finch, a little dog of some distinction. You can also find our column in the NorthCountry News.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The 48 4,000-Footers of the White Mountains

Atticus and I will be attempting to hike each of the 48 4,000-footers in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the 90 days of winter. We'll be using our quest as a fundraiser for MSPCA Angell once the season starts on the Winter Solstice, which is 12:48 p.m. on December 21st.

Here's a location map for those of you not familiar with the 4,000-footers. This will give you an idea of where each of the peaks are located. (If you click on the map it will enlarge for better viewing.) Our home base is in Jackson this year, just five miles down the road from the trailhead for Mount Isolation and 10 miles northeast of North Conway on the eastern side of the map. (Thanks to Steve Smith for the permission to use the map as it came from within the pages of he and Mike Dickerman's 4,000-Footers of the White Mountains book.)

1 comment:

Tracy & Simon said...

Dear Tom & Atticus,
You are both an inspiration to my dog, Simon, and I. We discovered the joy of ascending two to two and a half years ago and are now brewing a plot to get to NH for some "real" hiking(we live in Maine near Acadia National Park). We hope someday to meet you on the trail- we are both blonde, Simon being a yellow labrador retriever.
Best of luck to you both this winter!
Tracy & Simon