July Scenes, White Mountains

C.L. Graham Wangan Grounds Scenic Overlook along the Kancamagus Highway (route 112), which is one of New England's scenic byways in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
C.L. Graham Wangan Grounds Scenic Overlook – Kancamagus Highway
 

July Scenes, White Mountains – Hazy, hot, and humid best describe the weather we are having this month in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Many locals and visitors vacationing in the White Mountains have been swimming and enjoying the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln most of the month.

July means calendar season is here, so I want to point you in the direction of my 2015 White Mountains New Hampshire calendar that is now available for purchase. I am very happy with the finished product and think all outdoor enthusiasts who love the White Mountains region will enjoy it. Take a look when you get a chance and feel free to order one here.

Lincoln-Woodstock 4th of July parade in Lincoln, New Hampshire.
Lincoln-Woodstock New Hampshire 4th of July Parade, New Hampshire
 

I had the opportunity to photograph the Lincoln-Woodstock Parade this month. American flags, antique trucks, fire engines, and lots of smiling faces made for a great parade. I enjoy the antique trucks and smiles of parade participants. It was a great time! Above is Faddens General Store's antique truck. If you are ever in downtown North Woodstock stop by Faddens General Store and pick up some excellent maple syrup.

The abandoned dinning hall at Lyndonville Air Force Station on East Mountain in East Haven, Vermont. The US Air Force built the North Concord Radar Station on top of East Mountain in 1955. Its name was changed to Lyndonville Air force Station in 1962 and then closed in 1963.
Dinning Hall – Lyndonville Air Force Station, Vermont
 

I spent a day in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom documenting the abandoned Lyndonville Air Force Station on East Mountain. The radar facility itself is on the summit of East Mountain, and about a mile below the summit, along the access road, is the cantonment. Above is the dinning hall. View more images of the base here.

I have always been interested in abandoned New England, mainly for the environmental issues, but the history side of some places is amazing. The Lyndonville Air Force Station reported an unidentified flying object (UFO) sighting just a few hours before the reported abduction of Barney and Betty Hill on September 19-20, 1961.

Morning blue hour from the summit of Mount Tecumseh in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
The View – Mt Tecumseh, New Hampshire
 

July marks one year documenting the unauthorized cutting on the summit of Mt Tecumseh in Waterville Valley. For the past year, I have been routinely documenting the summit viewpoint in order to create a visual journal showing the progression of cutting. Take a moment and watch the visual journal (slideshow) here.

To celebrate one year, I wanted to create an image showcasing the beauty of Tecumseh (above), instead of one showing the environmental impact that has been happening on this mountain over the last few years. More than likely the party responsible for doing the cutting is justifying their actions with claims of great views now.

View from Attitash Trail on Table Mountain in Bartlett, New Hampshire.
Table Mountain – Bartlett, New Hampshire
 

I hiked Table Mountain in Bartlett, New Hampshire this month. My goal was to create an image that shows the beautiful forest and mountain vistas along the Kancamagus Highway. In the above image, taken from the along the Attitash Trail, the Kancamagus Highway winds its way through the mountainous region. The landscape in this area is some of the best in New England. You can view more new images from the month of July 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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