Scenes of April, New Hampshire

A small cascade along the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountain National Forest of  New Hampshire USA during the spring months.
Cascade – Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire
 

Scenes of April, New Hampshire– Most of New England is snow free, but here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire we still have plenty of snow. Mount Washington recently got six inches of snow. And off trail travel in some areas of the White Mountains still requires snowshoes. The snow is melting fast though.

I love the month of April for two reasons. The first reason is brooks and rivers are usually roaring, which means great waterscapes, and secondly Earth Day, an annual event, is celebrated this month. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. Learn more about Earth Day here.

"The Basin" in Franconia Notch State Park of Lincoln, New Hampshire USA during the spring months. This a natural feature along the Pemigewasset River.
The Basin – Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire
 

Many of the waterfalls in the White Mountains have looked great this month. The Basin looked impressive this month. Less than a week after taking the above shot flooding damaged the area surrounding the basin. Good news is crews are already repairing areas around the basin that were impacted. See some of the damage here.

Speaking of change, have you ever thought about the how the landscape around us is constantly evolving? Read about the evolving landscape of the White Mountains here.

Unit 43 of the Kanc 7 Timber Harvest logging project along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire USA. The blue paint indicates the tree will be cut during the timber harvest.
Unit 43 of the Kanc 7 Timber Harvest Project
 

I spent a couple more days in April along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in the White Mountains shooting the Kanc 7 timber harvest project. The above image is Unit 43 of the timber harvest. The blue paint marks on the trees indicate the trees that will be cut during the timber harvest.

Upper Ammonoosuc Falls, which are located along the Ammonoosuc River in the Crawfords Purchase, New Hampshire USA during the spring months.
Upper Ammonoosuc Falls – Crawfords Purchase, New Hampshire
 

This month I spent time in Crawfords Purchase documenting the Mt Washington branch of the Boston & Maine Railroad. The Upper Falls along the Ammonoosuc River looked great! The Mt Washington branch traveled next to this section of the Ammonoosuc River. The old railroad bed is now part of the Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Center. If you enjoy cross country skiing or snowshoeing the Nordic Ski Center will interest you.

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) in tree in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Cedar Waxwings – Plymouth, New Hampshire
 

Every year around this time I see a flock of cedar waxwings in my travels of New Hampshire. This year I came across a good size flock in Plymouth, New Hampshire. I love the waxwing's black face mask. One cool looking bird if you ask me! To view more images from April see the new images gallery.

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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