Skywatch Friday: The Presidentials

by John Briggs on August 7, 2009

in Blog, Landscapes, Skywatch Friday

The Presidential Range is a mountain range located in the White Mountains of the state of New Hampshire, almost entirely in Coos County. The most notable summits of the range are named for prominent Americans, either public figures of the 18th and 19th centuries or Presidents.

Mt. Webster — after Daniel Webster
Mt. Jackson — after Charles Thomas Jackson (19th c. geologist)
Mt. Pierce — after Franklin Pierce (formerly Mt. Clinton — after DeWitt Clinton)
Mt. Eisenhower — after Dwight Eisenhower
Mt. Franklin — after Benjamin Franklin
Mt. Monroe — after James Monroe
Mt. Washington — after George Washington (a general at time of naming, and only later a president)
Mt. Clay — after Henry Clay (State changed name to Mt. Reagan after Ronald Reagan; U.S. government still recognizes Clay name)
Mt. Jefferson — after Thomas Jefferson
Mt. Sam Adams — after Samuel Adams
Mt. Adams — after John Adams
Mt. Quincy Adams — after John Quincy Adams
Mt. Madison — after James Madison

Quoted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Presidential Range

These photos were taken during a recent trip up the Mount Washington Auto Road. Breath taking views, changing weather conditions (driving through clouds, temperature changes) and memories to last a lifetime. Stay tuned for a pictorial on our trip to the Presidential Range, including what it was like on the summit of the tallest mountain in the northeast USA.

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Mount Adams and Jefferson | From the Mount Washington Auto Road

Mount Adams and Jefferson | From the Mount Washington Auto Road

 

 

Mount Adams and Jefferson | From the Mount Washington Auto Road

Mount Adams and Jefferson | From the Mount Washington Auto Road

 

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