Walker Cascades, Franconia Notch

Cascades during the spring months. These cascades are located along Walker Brook in Franconia Notch State Park of the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire.
Walker Cascades – Franconia Notch State Park 
 

Walker Cascades, Franconia Notch – Walker Cascades are a series of cascades on Walker Brook, just off the Old Bridle Path, in Franconia Notch State Park of the New Hampshire White Mountains. And though these cascades are considered to be forgotten they are visited by many.

A few history books make reference to these cascades as being "Walker's Falls". But their description is for Stairs, Swiftwater and Cloudland Falls on Dry Brook. The name makes sense, but the location is off. Because Walker Brook and Dry Brook are located so close to one another, I understand the confusion.

Located along Walker Brook in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire.
Walker Cascades – Franconia Notch State Park
 

The cascades on Walker Brook are the kind cascades a photographer can spend hours photographing so plan on a few hours. And make sure to wear hiking boots that have good traction. The rocks in the Walker Brook drainage are very slick! I always seem to come out with wet boots.

Walker Cascades during the spring months. These cascades are located along Walker Brook in Franconia Notch State Park of the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire.
Walker Cascades – Franconia Notch State Park
 

A typical overcast day when the light is soft is the best time to photograph these cascades. A polarizing filter, solid tripod, and remote shutter switch will do the trick. The camera's self timer can be used in place of the remote shutter switch. And a  Lee Big Stopper or Neutral density filters will feed your creative juices if you want to play with long exposures. Try not to include that ugly gray sky.

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 cascades along Walker Brook here.

Happy image making..


 

Revised March 2017 

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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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