Image from page 50 of "The White Mountains of New Hampshire : in the heart of the nation's playground" (1917)
Authors: Boston & Maine Railroad
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Carnival at Bethlehem
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On the Summit, Mt. Washington only by physical conditions or weather or time. Different devoteesof mountain climbing have their different ways of doing it. Somemake it a rule to start before sunrise on their days expedition; othersprefer to delay till the cool of the afternoon. To mention but one of many enjoyable walking jaunts, it is possiblefor a party to leave Bretton Woods at 6 oclock in the morning, rideto the base of Mt. Pleasant, and then begin their climb to the clouds.After reaching the summit of Mt. Washington over the fine trail,the crest of Mt. Jefferson may be negotiated by the Gulfsidetrail, the return being made by the Westside trail to Mt. Pleasant,thence down by the Franklin path, a total distance of about twenty-livemiles. A record-breaking trip, covering every peak of the PresidentialRange, was recently made by three men, a doctor, a lawyer and aminister, who tramped from Randolph to the Crawford House in alittle more than seven hours, starting shortly before 8 in
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