Fletcher Cascades, Waterville Valley

Fletcher Cascades during the spring months. Located on Drakes Brook in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire USA. This area was logged during the Mad River Logging Era. Fletcher Cascades is an excellent series of cascades to photograph during the spring months when brooks and rivers are running high from snow melt. In the summer season Fletcher cascades are no more than a trickle, but they are still worth the visit if you are in the area.
Fletcher Cascades – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 
 

Fletcher Cascades, Waterville Valley – Fletcher Cascades is located on Drakes Brook in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. During the spring snowmelt and after heavy rains (when brooks and rivers are running high), this is an excellent waterfall to photograph. The water level of Drakes Brook can be low during the summer months, but hiking to Fletcher Cascade is enjoyable any time of year.

I believe round trip is about 3 miles to the cascades using the Drakes Brook and Fletcher Cascades Trails, but do not quote me on this. I have never paid attention to the mileage. These cascades are one of my favorite spots to photograph when in the Waterville Valley area.

Fletcher Cascades during the spring months. Located on Drakes Brook in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire USA. This area was logged during the Mad River Logging Era.
Fletcher Cascades – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 
 

If visiting Fletcher Cascades mainly to photograph them, a cloudy day will be the best time. And with only basic photography gear (polarizing filter, solid tripod, and remote shutter switch) a pleasing image can be created of Fletcher Cascades. A Lee Big Stopper filter or Neutral density filter can also used.

All of the above images can be licensed for publications by clicking on the image you are interested in. And you can view more images of Fletcher Cascades in Waterville Valley here.

Happy image making..


 

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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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