48 x 12 = 576 Frequently Asked Questions 48 x 12 = 576   
  • Q:  What is The Grid?
  • A:  The idea of The Grid is to encourage hikers to visit the 48 White Mountain 4000 footers at different times during the year. To complete The Grid, the hiker must hike each of the 48 peaks in each of the 12 months of the year. This is an enormous challenge that may take anywhere from a few years to many years to accomplish.

  • Q:  Who was the first to complete The Grid?
  • A:  The first person to complete The Grid has asked not to be mentioned. The second person to complete The Grid was Ed Hawkins.

  • Q:  Who was the first woman to complete The Grid?
  • A:  Sue Johnston

  • Q:  Has anyone completed The Grid more than once?
  • A:  Yes, to view a list of multiple finishers click here.

  • Q:  How do I become a finisher?
  • A:   Complete each of the peaks during each calendar month, fill out the application on this website, and mail the application to Ed Hawkins.

  • Q:  Can I bag more than one peak per hike?
  • A:  Yes. Although the Trailwrights list limits one peak to one hike, The Grid does not, nor does the AMC for their recognition of completing any of their lists. We do, however, require that the hiker gets to each summit (and back) under his own power. Please do not count taking the cog railway, auto road, or gondalas to any summit as part of The Grid.

  • Q:  I'm working on The Grid but haven't completed it, can I get a patch?
  • A:  Sorry, the patches are only for those who have completed The Grid.