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7 September 2013

Three Days in the White Mountains

Filed under: Landscapes,Summer,the White Mountains — Tags: — Frank @ 2:00 PM

This past week, Joan, myself and both kidsĀ  spent three days in the White Mountains. (At ages 28 and 30, “kids” is probably not politically correct, but hey, it is my blog!)

Back in May (when I retired) I had teased my former colleagues that I was going to go on vacation the day after Labor Day (i.e. the day fall semester begins). Thus, with this trip, I made good on my “threat”!

On Tuesday, we drove north to Franconia Notch and spent time at both the Basin and at the Flume. We were the last folks admitted to the Flume before they closed for the evening. After we finished the hike in the Flume, we headed to the Dry River Campground in Crawford Notch where we set up camp and ate dinner in the dark.

On Wednesday, we took the Cog Railway to the summit of Mount Washington and then hiked to Arethusa Falls (the tallest in New Hampshire).

On Thursday, we broke camp and headed over to Pinkham Notch. There, we did a fairly easy loop hike that took us to Brad’s Bluff and to Lila’s Ledge; both places have spectacular views of Mount Washington. I took no photos on this hike as I was out of “juice” for the little Nikon V1 and had left the charger at home. I have definitely put Lila’s Bluff on the list of places to return for some serious photography in the future.

Day 1 (black and white work):

(Please note that “Pemi” is the nickname for the Pemigewasset River which has its headwaters in Franconia Notch.)

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Pemi Flow #1
Pemi Flow #1
Pemi Flow #2
Pemi Flow #2
Pemi Flow #3
Pemi Flow #3
The Basin
The Basin
Cascade Brook #1
Cascade Brook #1
Cascade Brook #2
Cascade Brook #2
Pemi Flow #4
Pemi Flow #4
Avalanche Falls (The Flume)
Avalanche Falls (The Flume)
Liberty Gorge Cascade
Liberty Gorge Cascade

Day 1 (color work):

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The Pemi, Just Upstream from the Basin
The Pemi, Just Upstream from the Basin
The Pemi, Just Upstream from the Basin (detail)
The Pemi, Just Upstream from the Basin (detail)
The Pemi, Upstream of the Basin
The Pemi, Upstream of the Basin
Along the Pemi Trail
Along the Pemi Trail
The Flume Wall (detail)
The Flume Wall (detail)

Day 2:

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Tip Top House, Mount Washington
Tip Top House, Mount Washington
Weather Observatory, Mount Washington
Weather Observatory, Mount Washington
Cog Rail Train, Mount Washington #1
Cog Rail Train, Mount Washington #1
Cog Rail Train, Mount Washington #2
Cog Rail Train, Mount Washington #2
Rainbow in Burt's Ravine, Mount Washington
Rainbow in Burt's Ravine, Mount Washington
Arethusa Falls
Arethusa Falls

1 Comment

  1. Love the B&W shot on top of Mt. Washington of the Weather Station. Great clouds! Only you would be able to get a rainbow shot off the top of Mt. Washington. Love it

    Yes I am jealous. Even on a beautiful Saturday like today.

    Blessings

    K

    Comment by Kevin — 7 September 2013 @ 2:57 PM

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