National Geographic : 1937 Jul
Photograph byBradford Washburn WHITE MOUNTAINS THEY ARE INDEED, LIFTING THEIR POWDERED WIGS A MILE INTO THE AIR In all except the hottest months of summer the high peaks glisten white with snow, forming a landmark that was known of old to mariners on the Atlantic, sixty miles away, and today is familiar to aviators. In the foreground of this aerial view looms the loftiest of all-MountWashington, 6,288 feet above the sea and amile above the valleys at its foot. The cluster of buildings includes a weather station and two mountain-top hotels (page 101). Beyond appear other peaks of the Presidential Range: a shoulder of Mount Jefferson (5,715 feet) at the left; then Mount Adams (5,798 feet) ; and Mount Madison (5,363 feet).