White Mountains of
are a range in the northern part of Appalachian Mountains. They are sometimes called the Presidential Range, because many of the peaks are named for
presidents. The highest is Mount Washington (1,917 m/6,288 ft), a very popular destination thanks to the road to the summit opened in 1861. The auto road, 12 km/8 miles long rises from the base at elevation 477 m/1,565 ft giving travelers in automobiles 1,439 m/4,723 ft vertical difference in elevation in about 15 minutes.