Trailwrights 72 Summits Club
Purpose: To provide an opportunity and a challenge to the serious hiker in a mountain environment; to develop his or her skills in areas of navigation on and off trails; to spread the impact of hikers over a larger area and less often visited peaks; to discover each peak as a unique entity; and to give the hiker a well-rounded experience in mountain weather and topography; and to provide an awareness of stewardship for the trails we enjoy.
Requirements: Hike to and from the 72 peaks on the official list, and complete 72 hours of documented trail work.
Rules are as follows:
After completion of the requirements, application may be made by writing to the Hiking Chairman of Trailwrights, 125 Ray St, Manchester, NH 03104. A special patch and certificate will be available to members for no fee. Nonmembers receive a certificate free and patches available at cost. Additional patches at cost. For more information on the Trailwrights 72 Summits Club, you can contact the Trailwrights Hiking Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org
For a comparison of the 72 summits list and the 4000 Footer Committee's 48 peaks list, visit the 4000 footers in New England website.