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  • As is the case for all other lists, the "Honor System" applies.
  • The Northeast 4000 Footer Grid abides by the original 'Underhill' rules for the bagging of official peaks on the various 4000 footer lists.
  • An official peak is a peak that is counted once on a hike from the beginning trailhead to the finish trailhead. Even though it may be passed over more than once in the course of the hike, it should be counted only once.
  • On a backpack trip, a peak can be counted once only. Unless of course, the backpacker goes all the way down to a legal vehicle trailhead, and turns around, and goes back. Or, goes back, via another legal vehicle trailhead and trail.
  • On a backpack trip, the date the summit is touched, on the initial pass over, is the "OFFICIAL" summit date.
  • "All four seasons at Baxter State Park." For the purpose of the "grid", all remote trailheads, Chimney Pond, Roaring Brook, Abol Stream, Katahdin Stream, Nesawadnehunk, Daicey Pond, Kidney Pond, etc., are considered to be legitimate day hike trailheads.
  • A hike from any of these locations on a Monday, and repeated, again, on Tuesday, to the same summit or summits, can be considered two separate hikes, on two separate days, and can be claimed twice.