Louis F. Cutter. Map of the
Mountain Club, 1916. Scale 1/62,500. 57 x 38.5 cm.
Louis Fayerweather Cutter (1864 – 1945) was the dean of
This map, which first appeared in 1916, continued in the same form, with Cutter’s name still on it, up to 1992, after which the AMC adopted GPS technology and produced wholly new maps. The maps were issued with the AMC’s hiking guide to the White Mountains, which itself went through 25 editions during the century, but some issues came out between editions of the guide. The trails changed—and still change—constantly, being created, re-routed, and abandoned.
Although the AMC’s were the leading hiking guides, other clubs during the twentieth century served small regions within the White Mountains and issued their own guides and maps. These include the Wonalancet Out Door Club, based in the area of the Sandwich Range, and the Randolph Mountain Club, for the northwestern region of the Presidentials, both of which are still publishing maps and guides, the Dartmouth Outing Club, the Chatham Trails Association (also still publishing a map of trails around Evans Notch), and the Chocorua Mountain Club. Some hiking maps, for
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