Alpine zone of the Presidential Range. by L. C. Bliss

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Published in [Urbana? Ill .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Presidential Range, White Mountains.

Subjects:

  • Mountain plants.,
  • Botany -- Presidential Range, White Mountains.

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Bibliography: p.62-63.

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LC ClassificationsQK937 .B47
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Paginationiv, 68 p.
Number of Pages68
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Open LibraryOL5903194M
LC Control Number64000457
OCLC/WorldCa3248339

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There are chapters focusing on New England’s Mount Washington and the Presidential Range as well as The result is an information-rich guide that allows readers to deepen their understanding of these mountainous zones while ideally building a greater appreciation for alpine scarcity.

“Our thesis in this book has been that the alpine. A Peterson Field Guide book. Eusden, J. Dykstra, The Presidential Range Its Geologic History and Plate Tectonics,Durand Press, Lyme, NH. (An up-to-date, well constructed map of the bedrock geology of the Presies with an informative guide book attached.) Fernald, M.L, Grays Manual of Botany, American Book Company, NY, Boston, Tornonto,   Ritger’s and my destination, the summit of Mount Pierce, is the southern-most alpine zone in the Presidential Range, about miles southwest of Mount Washington.

The purpose of our hike together was to look at cues along the trail signaling the change from one ecozone, or sub-zone, to. Alpine Gardens. State: New Hampshire County: Coös Forest: White Mountain District: Androscoggin Established: Acres: Description: This RNA is an outstanding example of an alpine tundra community.

The Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire has the largest total area of alpine tundra environment in the eastern United States. The alpine zone (the region above the tree line) is chock-full of tender moss and grasses, and hiker who straying off course can easily trample and kill this vegetation.

Finally, know that there is the option for a guided hike of the Presidential Traverse. The Highland Center offers expert-led trips through the range with stays at an AMC hut. What is the Presidential Traverse. Alpine zone of the Presidential Range. book The Presidential Traverse is a 19 mile section of New Hampshire’s White Mountains that consists of 7 peaks: Mount Madison, Mount Adams, Mount Jefferson, Mount Washington, Mount Monroe, Mount Eisenhower and Mount is the highest elevation ridge in the state.

There is also what some consider the “full” presidential traverse (23 miles) which adds. Presidential Range, Random History – The Presidential Range in the New Hampshire White Mountains is known worldwide for having some of the worst weather in the world. And the main attraction of the range is the mighty Mount 6, feet, Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States.

Abstract: We conducted point counts in the alpine zone of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, New Hampshire, USA, to estimate the distribution and density of the rare endemic White. The alpine zone and glacial cirques on Mt. Washington and the northern Presidential Range have been the subject of inquiry and controversy for the past years.

Edward Hitchcock () was first to publish findings from field work. At the time, the theory of glaciation had been recently proposed by. The Presidential Traverse is really two vastly different journeys mashed together. More than three-quarters of the elevation gains of the entire route happen on Mounts Madison, Adams, Jefferson, and Washington, its alpine zone comprised largely of granite boulders that even the most skilled mountain runners would consider tricky.

Today we will be traversing some of the namesakes of the Presidential Peaks including Mount Monroe (5, ft) and Mount Eisenhower (4, ft). We will wake to a tasty breakfast in the hut, pack our gear and head off on a section of the Appalachian Trail known as the oldest maintained footpath in the US.

The Presidential Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire consist of a series of mountains whose maximum elevation reaches 6, feet (1, m) and represent some of the highest mountains in the United States east of the Mississippi ties in this area are dominated by those that occur on Mount Washington, the highest peak in the range.

The Presidential Range consists of 11 peaks startinlg with Pine Mountain near Gorham, New Hampshire, and running in a south-southwest direction to Mt. Webster at Crawford Notch. The alpine zone is approximately miles long, from Mt. Madison (5, ft) to Mt. Pleasant (4, ft), with Mt.

Washington (6, This field guide outlines the bedrock geology in the alpine zone of the Presidential Range, New Hampshire and describes some of the significant and readily accessible outcrops in the vicinity of Mt.

Washington. The details of the five year project to map the geology in the alpine zone has been presented in the Geological Society of. The alpine flowers included in this blog article can be found along the Alpine Garden Trail.

And when the alpine flowers are in full bloom, the eastern slopes of Mt Washington is an incredible area to visit. You can also find these alpine flowers (in the alpine zone) in other areas of the Presidential Range. KN: The Presidential Range is definitely the most prominent in the northeast.

The entire range is in the alpine zone, which in Northeast standards is roughly feet. The climate is the real deal despite its low altitude. The whole range is about 20 miles long with nine peaks over feet. All the good skiing is hosted in glacial cirques.

This range forms the longest stretch of the Appalachian Trail above tree line. For large portions of this New Hampshire hiking trip, we will be above treeline in the alpine zone, where you will see krummholz (gnarled and stunted trees that survive where there is a bit of shelter from the violent winds), and tiny alpine flowers, some extremely rare.

The Winter Presidential Traverse The Experience. Spanning over 20 miles and three days the Presidential Traverse takes one past and—weather permitting—onto the summits of eight peaks.

The Presidential Range is home to the world’s highest winds and in the winter months temperatures regularly plunge well into the negatives even on a sunny day. This study investigated the development of alpine soils in relation to surficial sediments and bedrock in part of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Published. A collection of plants and flowers from the Alpine Zone of the Presidential Range, NH. If you are headed into the alpine zone, generally above 4, feet, you will be able to find many of these species. In New Hampshire, for instance, these flowers can be found in the Presidential Range, Franconia Ridge, Mount Chocorua, Mount Cardigan, Mount Monadnock, and.

One of the great hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is called a Presidential Traverse. It's so-called because hikers climb all of the mountains in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains in one continuous hike that's nearly 23 miles long with close to 9, feet of elevation gain.

Contact Information. Supervisor's Office. 71 White Mountain Drive Campton NH () Dial for TRS. Hours: Monday - Friday, - All Forest Offices. Southern Presidential Range Loop A day, 22 mile scenic loop that travels up the Dry River Valley, climbing the Oakes Gulf headwall, to a set of alpine lakes at the foot of Mt Washington.

From here, hikers climb 4 four thousand footers in sequence: Mt Monroe, Mt Eisenhower, Mt Pierce, and Mt Jackson, before descending the Webster Cliff Trail.

Treeline in the Whites is about '. The same environmental factors are in effect. The Presidential range contains the largest and most diverse alpine expance in the Northeast, covering square miles or acres.

Vermont (order of height) 1) MT. MANSFIELD 2) KILLINGTON PEAK 3) CAMEL'S HUMP 4) MT. ABRAHAM 5) MT. HUNGER. The Alpine Zone of the Presidential Range is an island of arctic vegetation in a temperate region.

This display was funded through a cooperative effort between the U.S. Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest and the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Conservation Assessment of Two Endemic Butterflies (White Mountain Arctic, Oeneis melissa semidea, and White Mountain Fritillary, Boloria titania montinus) in the Presidential Range Alpine Zone, White Mountains, New Hampshire White Mountain Fritillary (Boloria titania montinus) White Mountain Arctic (Oeneis melissa semidea) 14 AugustMt.

Washington 12 JulyMt. Washington. The alpine zone in the Presidential Range. Hikers are strongly encouraged to stay on trail to protect the fragile plant life. Alpine Zone — A high-altitude mountainous ecozone devoid of trees where rare and fragile alpine vegetation — often called alpine tundra —.

Pinkham Notch (elevation ft. / m) is a mountain pass in the White Mountains of north-central New Hampshire, United notch is a result of extensive erosion by the Laurentide Ice Sheet during the Wisconsinian ice m Notch was eroded into a glacial U-shaped valley whose walls are formed by the Presidential, Wildcat, and Carter-Moriah ranges.

Disjunct populations of O. semidea are restricted to the ac alpine zone of the Presidential Range of the WMNF (USFSMcFarland ). Its presence or absence in a given area of its range is dependent on the abundance of host plants as well as ground temperature, moisture, and winter snow cover depth (AnthonyMcFarland Alpine Zone Vegetation; Plants and Flowers.

A collection of plants and flowers from the Alpine Zone of the Presidential Range, NH. Read More. Buy Photos. Diapensia. Diapensia Lapponica on Mount Washington, NH.

Spring Scene From Mt Monroe. Diapensia and Lapland Rosebay with Mount Washington in the background. A Peterson Field Guide book. Eusden, J. Dykstra, The Presidential Range Its Geologic History and Plate Tectonics,Durand Press, Lyme, NH. (An up-to-date, well constructed map of the bedrock geology of the Presies with an informative guide book attached.) Fernald, M.L, Grays Manual of Botany, American Book Company, NY, Boston, Tornonto, Its entire range is limited to the alpine zone in the Presidential Range in the White Mountains, New Hampshire above approximately 1,m elevation in wet alpine meadows, wet springs around rock outcroppings, alpine streamside communities and snowbank communities.

White Mountain fritillary is a subspecies endemic to the 2, ac alpine zone of the Presidential Range of the WMNF (McFarland ). Habitat suitability depends on the abundance of host plants, particularly Alpine goldenrod, as well as ground temperature, moisture, and winter snow cover (AnthonyMcFarland ).The potentially high overlap in species composition between this division and Arctic Tundra & Barrens Division (D), as intimated by the 70% overlap in species between arctic species and alpine regions of the Presidential Range in New Hampshire (Billings ), may suggest that North American temperate and boreal alpine vegetation.When I reached the alpine region on the Boott Spur Link Trail, I was greeted by a beautiful display of alpine flowers, diapensia and lapland rosebay.

With Reuben leading the way, I scrambled up to the higher reaches of the trail. I had forgotten that the alpine zone of the Presidential Range would be ablaze with the flower show of early June.

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