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Tuco
06-22-2005, 06:58 AM
For those of you interested, I ran across a White Mountains quiz testing the knowledge of the experts which you may or may not have seen before.

Here it goes:

#1) Match these peaks with the correct mountain ranges.

1) Mt. Tripyramid
2) Mt. Guyot
3) Mt. Flume
4) Mt. Field
5) Mt. Isolation
6) Mt. Hale
7) Mt. Hight
8) Mt. Waumbek
9) Mt. Wolf
10) Mt. Randolph
a) Pliny Range
b) Little River Mountains
c) Carter-Moriah Range
d) Franconia Range
e) Crescent Range
f) Kinsman Ridge
g) Sandwich Range
h) Montalban Ridge
i) Twin Range
j) Willey Range

#2) Which of the following peaks are not in the Presidential Range?
Mt. Clay, Mt. Garfield, Mt. Franklin, Carter Dome, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Webster.
#3) Which two of the following peaks were not named for a U.S. President?
Mt. Adams, Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Jackson, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Madison (This is a trick question!)
#4) True or false?
a) Mt. Washington can be seen from Mt. Willard.
b) The summit of Owl’s Head Mountain in the Pemigewasset Wilderness offers one of the finest views in the White Mountains.
c) Mt. Lafayette is the second highest peak in New Hampshire.
d) Balsam fir is the predominant tree in White Mountain forests above 3500 feet in elevation.
e) Mt. Washington is composed primarily of granite.
f) Mt. Katahdin in Maine can be seen from the summit of Mt. Washington on a clear day.
g) Mt. Marcy in New York’s Adirondacks can be seen from the summit of Mt. Washington on a clear day.
h) The first edition of the AMC White Mountain Guide was published in 1907.
i) Ethan Allen Crawford was the first known person to climb Mt. Washington.
j) Mt. Moosilauke is the westernmost 4000-foot peak in the White Mountains.
#5) Match the notch or pass to the pair of mountains between which it lies.
1) Crawford Notch
2) Franconia Notch
3) Mad River Notch
4) Carrigain Notch
5) Pinkham Notch
6) Willard Notch
7) Thornton Gap
8) Bunnell Notch
9) Carter Notch
10) Livermore Pass
11) Miles Notch
12) Perkins Notch
a) Mt. Lowell & Vose Spur
b) Carter Dome & Black Mtn.
c) Mt. Weeks & Terrace Mtn.
d) Mt. Osceola & Mt. Tecumseh
e) Mt. Webster & Mt. Willey
f) Peter Mtn. & Miles Knob
g) Carter Dome & Wildcat Mtn.
h) Mt. Tripyramid & Mt. Kancamagus
i) Mt. Washington & Wildcat Mt.
j) Mt. Lafayette & Cannon Mtn.
k) Mt. Cabot & Terrace Mtn.
l) Mt. Osceola & Mt. Kancamagus

#6) Which is the highest waterfall in New Hampshire?
#7) Name the five officially designated Wilderness areas in the White Mountain National Forest.

#8) These questions pertain to the “4000-footers” - peaks 4000 feet or higher that rise at least 200 feet above the low point with a taller neighbor.

a) How many 4000-footers are there in New Hampshire?
b) List the ten highest 4000-footers, in order of height.
c) What is the lowest 4000-footer?
d) How many 4000-footers are there in the Presidential Range? The Franconia Range? The Carter-Moriah-Wildcat Range? The Twin-Bond Range?
e) What is the highest New Hampshire mountain under 4000 feet?
#9) Match the following mountains with their lower, nearby “satellite” peaks.
1) Mt. Moosilauke
2) Mt. Carrigain
3) North Carter Mtn.
4) Mt. Cabot
5) Mt. Washington
6) Cannon Mtn.
7) Mt. Waumbek
8) Mt. Tripyramid
9) Mt. Field
10) Mt. Passaconaway
a) Mt. Starr King
b) Nelson Crag
c) Mt. Blue
d) Mt. Avalon
e) Hedgehog Mtn.
f) Imp Mtn.
g) Vose Spur
h) Northeast Cannonball
i) The Horn
j) Scaur Peak

#10) Match these trails with the peaks they ascend.
1) Blueberry Ledge Trail
2) Signal Ridge Trail
3) Greenleaf Trail
4) Rainbow Trail
5) Liberty Trail
6) Lend-Hand Trail
7) Israel Ridge Trail
8) Algonquin Trail
9) Pine Bend Brook Trail
10) Brunel Trail
a) Mt. Adams
b) Mt. Chocorua
c) Mt. Tremont
d) Mt. Whiteface
e) Sandwich Mtn.
f) Carter Dome
g) Mt. Tripyramid
h) Mt. Carrigain
i) Mt. Hale
j) Mt. Lafayette

Have fun- I'll post the answers in a reply, but don't peak ;) - FYI I failed badly :confused:

Tuco
06-22-2005, 06:59 AM
Answers to “A White Mountain Quiz”
#1) 1-g, 2-I, 3-d, 4-j, 5-h, 6-b, 7-c, 8-a, 9-f, 10-e.
#2) Mt. Garfield, Carter Dome, Mt. Lincoln.

#3) Mt. Washington, which was named for General George Washington in 1784 (he became President in 1789), and Mt. Jackson, which was named not for President Andrew Jackson, but in honor of New Hampshire state geologist Charles T. Jackson, in 1848.

#4) a-True. b-False (unless you’re a dendrologist). c-false (Mt. Adams is the second highest). D-True. E-False (The Granite State’s highest peak is composed of metamorphic rocks - mica schist and quartzite). F-False (It’s blocked by Mt. Abraham in Maine). G-True (On a very clear day; at 130 miles it is one of the most distant points visible from the top of Mt. Washington). H-True. I-False (It was Darby Field and his Native American companions, in 1642). J-True.

#5) 1-e, 2-j, 3-l, 4-a, 5-I, 6-c, 7-d, 8-k, 9-g, 10-h, 11-f, 12-b.

#6) Arethusa Falls in Crawford Notch, at 176 feet. Nearby Ripley Falls is second at 108 feet.

#7) Great Gulf, Presidential-Range-Dry River, Pemigewasset, Sandwich Range, Caribou-Speckled Mountain.

#8) a) 48 b) Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe, Madison, Lafayette, Lincoln, South Twin, Carter Dome, Moosilauke. c) Mt. Tecumseh, 4003 feet. d) Presidential Range - 8; Franconia Range - 4; Carter-Moriah-Wildcat Range - 6; Twin-Bond Range - 5. f) Sandwich Mtn., 3993 feet (all it needs is a 7-foot cairn!).

#9) 1-c, 2-g, 3-f, 4-I, 5-b, 6-h, 7-a, 8-j, 9-d, 10-e.

#10) 1-d, 2-h, 3-j, 4-f, 5-b, 6-I, 7-a, 8-e, 9-g, 10-c.

Tom Rankin
06-22-2005, 07:12 AM
Answers to “A White Mountain Quiz”
F-False (It’s blocked by Mt. Abraham in Maine). G-True (On a very clear day; at 130 miles it is one of the most distant points visible from the top of Mt. Washington).

Interesting quiz, for a trivia buff like me. :D

'F' - is certainly held to be true amongst many people I've talked to. But I'll take your word for it.

'G' - gotta try that one sometime. Never had the right conditions.

RoySwkr
06-22-2005, 04:56 PM
f) Mt. Katahdin in Maine can be seen from the summit of Mt. Washington on a clear day.

A peak often assumed to be Katahdin is actually Saddleback 2998, a peak known only to PB


h) The first edition of the AMC White Mountain Guide was published in 1907.

But it wasn't called by that name, and covered only part of the White Mtns

Papa Bear
06-22-2005, 05:03 PM
A peak often assumed to be Katahdin is actually Saddleback 2998, a peak known only to PB
And I'm not telling where it is :) - except it's somewhere on the line drawn between Washington and Katahdin - (and Spencer knows too.)

Saddleback 2998
http://gallery.backcountry.net/albums/papabear_2005_Saddleback/aag.thumb.jpg

But at least my head was above 3000'


That reminds me. I could see Washington from Mont Gosford (Quebec) and I speculated that was the only point in Canada from which one could see Washington. Anyone know if that's a fact? Roy?