The May issue of Backpacker had a section on best dayhikes in each part of the country based on a variety of criteria. Some good ones in the Northeast. Online article is here: http://www.backpacker.com/may_09_ame...inations/13102
Two things were interesting. One is that the headline photo was of Franconia Ridge but that hike wasn't included (which it of course should have been). The second is the view of Franconia Ridge in the photo. I can't for the life of me figure out what point this would have been taken from. Almost thought it was Photoshopped at first. Where is the outcropping that the person is standing on?