Mount Franklin (New Hampshire)

Coordinates: 44°14′58″N 71°19′50″W / 44.24951°N 71.3306312°W / 44.24951; -71.3306312
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Mount Franklin
The southern Presidential Range viewed from the west, with (L-R): Mount Washington, Mount Monroe, Mount Franklin, and Mount Eisenhower
Highest point
Elevation5000+ ft (1524+ m)[1]
Prominence25 ft (7.6 m)[1]
Parent peakMount Monroe
Coordinates44°14′58″N 71°19′50″W / 44.24951°N 71.3306312°W / 44.24951; -71.3306312[2]
Mount Franklin is located in New Hampshire
Mount Franklin
Mount Franklin is located in the United States
Mount Franklin
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
DistrictCoös County
SubdivisionSargent's Purchase
Parent rangePresidential Range
Topo mapUSGS Stairs Mountain
Easiest routeHike

Mount Franklin is a mountain in Coös County, New Hampshire, United States. The mountain is named after Benjamin Franklin and is part of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Note that Ben Franklin was not a president. Mount Franklin is flanked to the northeast by Mount Monroe, and to the southwest by Mount Eisenhower.

Mount Franklin drains on the northwest side into the Ammonoosuc River, thence into the Connecticut River and into Long Island Sound in Connecticut. On the southeast side, Franklin drains into the Dry River, thence into the Saco River, and into the Gulf of Maine in Maine.

The Appalachian Trail, a 2,170-mile (3,490 km) National Scenic Trail from Georgia to Maine, crosses Mount Franklin as it traverses the main ridge of the Presidentials from Crawford Notch to the summit of Mount Washington. Franklin stands on the northwest side of the Dry River Wilderness.

Although well over 4,000 feet (1,200 m) in height, the Appalachian Mountain Club doesn't consider Franklin a "four-thousand footer" because it stands no more than 65 feet (20 m) above the col on the ridge from Mount Monroe, making it a secondary summit of that peak.

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Franklin, New Hampshire". Retrieved 2013-01-30.
  2. ^ "Mount Franklin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2013-01-30.

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