Hancock Mountains Landslide, 2011

Looking down a landslide on the side of the Hancock Mountain Range in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of Lincoln, New Hampshire USA. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 caused an old landslide that was in the process of being natural regenerated to slide again. The natural process of regeneration must start all over. The new landslide looks to follow the track of the old one. This storm caused extensive damage along the East coast of the United States and the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Landslide Path, Hancock Mountain Range – August, 2011
 

Hancock Mountains Landslide, 2011 – The above landslide, seen from along the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River, in August 2011, is on the side of the Hancock Mountain Range in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire. This was an old landslide that was in the process of being natural regenerated. And sometime during Tropical Storm Irene, heavy rains caused it to slide again. The new landslide path looks to follow the track of the old one.

From 6:00 PM Saturday, August 27, 2011, through midnight Monday, August 29, 2011, the White Mountain National Forest was officially closed because of Tropical Storm Irene. This storm caused massive damage along the East Coast, and the White Mountains region of New Hampshire was heavily impacted.

Looking down a slide on the side of the Hancock Mountain Range in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of Lincoln, New Hampshire USA. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 caused an old slide that was in the process of being natural regenerated to slide again. The natural process of regeneration must start all over. The new slide looks to follow the track of the old one. This storm caused extensive damage along the East coast of the United States and the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Landslide Path, Hancock Mountain Range – November 2011
 

The above and below photos show how the path of the landslide looked in November 2011. At the time, there was no evidence of anyone exploring the path of the landslide. If interested, you can view this landslide on Google Earth here.

Looking up landslide on the side of the Hancock Mountain Range in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of Lincoln, New Hampshire USA. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 caused an old landslide that was in the process of being natural regenerated to slide again. The natural process of regeneration must start all over. The new landslide looks to follow the track of the old one. This storm caused extensive damage along the East coast of the United States and the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Landslide Path, Hancock Mountain Range – November, 2011
 

Tropical Storm Irene caused extensive damage along the East coast of the United States. And many areas in the White Mountain National Forest were badly damaged. Landslides, like this one, can happen during heavy rain storms like Tropical Storm Irene. If you would like to see more scenes of the Hancock slide click here.

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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