These lists of New Hampshire and New England mountains recognized by AMC and the White Mountain Four Thousand Footer Club are open invitations to all who dare - hikers and non-hikers alike -- to discover themselves in the beauty of the mountains. The lists are vehicles that allow people to set a goal and strive to accomplish it in their own time, at their own speed. Hiking the mountains opens up a vast territory of unknown terrain in New England and within. Getting oneself up and down each peak produces joy and fear, pushes you beyond your comfort zone, and brings growth and healing. Climbing the mountains, you discover the strength in your body and soul and gain a new perspective standing on the summit with New England at your feet.