http://www.amc4000footer.org/http://www.outdoors.org/recreation/tripplan... Four Thousand Footer Club was formed in 1957 to introduce hikers to some of the less well-known sections of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. At that time, such peaks as Hancock, Owl's Head and West Bond were trailless and practically never climbed. The problem of overuse was unknown, except in the Presidentials and Franconias. Today the Club is composed of actve hikers whose travels in the mountains have made us familiar with many different areas of the White Mountain backcountry, and with the problems that threaten to degrade the mountain experience that we have all been privileged to enjoy. We hope that this experience will encourage our members to work for the preservation and wise use of wild country, so that it may be enjoyed and passed on to future generations undiminished.