WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire hikers who don't want to travel to Alaska to reach the highest point in the United States can cover the same distance next month during the Waterville Valley 5 Summit Challenge.
Organizers at the Waterville Valley Resort say the idea is to spend one weekend hiking five New Hampshire mountains with altitudes that when combined come close to matching the 20,000-foot summit of Alaska's Mount Denali. They are: Mount Osceola's two peaks, Mount Tecumseh, Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain.
There is no fee for the Aug. 16-18 event, though there is a charge for a cookout at the resort.
Those who conquer all five will be proclaimed "Alive After Five."
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