Trish Herr called in on the Hidden World of Girls phone line to tell the story of her young mountain-climbing daughter:
On August 30, 2009, my six year old daughter, Alexandra, stood on the summit of New Hampshire’s Mt. Moosilauke and marked the end of a long, adventurous journey. She had just completed a mission to earn her way into the Four Thousand Footer Club, an organization that recognizes those who ascend, on foot, all 48 of New Hampshire’s highest White Mountains. She is now the youngest girl on record to complete this quest, and the youngest person to hike the Whites through all four seasons.
Hiking through fifteen consecutive months, Alex endured heat, humidity, rain, fog, thunderstorms, hail, snow, subzero temperatures, and high winds — and she loved (almost) every minute of it.
Our adventures, complete with photographs and videos, are documented and recorded on our blog, Trish and Alex Hike the 4000 Foot Whites
-Patricia Ellis Herr, Somerville, MA
Listen to Alexandra describe her mountain adventures:
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