White Mountain Wilderness: See the East Coast’s Most Rugged Peaks

‘The Wild White Mountains’ follows a small-town photographer as he ventures through the hardwood forests of New Hampshire in pursuit of light.

What does it feel like to photograph a black bear from just a few feet away? Or to document the rapid erosion of an ancient mountain pass? For wildlife photographer Shaun Terhune, it feels like a day’s work. And he wouldn’t change a thing.

In under 8 minutes, Terhune discusses what makes his hometown, buried in the White Mountain range, so unique. From its foundation as a logging settlement to its present iteration as a busy art and brewery hub, the community of Littleton appears unabashedly, resiliently wild.

Follow a day in the life of Terhune as he captures artifacts, landscapes, and unbridled backcountry in “The Wild White Mountains” by VAGRANTS, Eastern Mountain Sports, and The North Face.

Runtime: 7 minutes, 40 seconds

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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing. In 2020, Jilli left her corporate position to pursue an outdoor-oriented life. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear network. She is based out of Austin, Texas, where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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