August – White Mountains of New Hampshire

Forest on the northern slopes of Mount Jim in Kinsman Notch of Woodstock, New Hampshire USA during the summer months.
Caution Children at Play Sign – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Five images from the month of August – Most years August is very hot and humid, but this year the weather in the White Mountains of New Hampshire has been perfect! Based on the weather you would think we are in the month of October. The cool nights have been great for sleeping and early morning hiking, and the daytime temperatures have been tolerable.

Cool nights, warm days and the leaves starting to change have made for a great month! Yes, the leaves are starting to turn! Many local businesses are already preparing for the autumn foliage season. I think the foliage is going to be excellent this year and possibly ahead of schedule.

Lost River in Kinsman Notch of Woodstock, New Hampshire USA during the summer months.
Lost River – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
 

This month I spent a number of days shooting in the remote regions of Kinsman Notch in New Hampshire. My intent was to document parts of the abandoned Gordon Pond Railroad (1907-1916 +/-) and to create imagery of Kinsman Notch that is different from the everyday images we see of the area. Both the above and below images are from Kinsman Notch.

Tributary of Lost River on Mount Jim in Kinsman Notch of Woodstock, New Hampshire USA during the summer months.
Tributary of Lost River – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
 

What stands out about Kinsman Notch is the number of unnamed cascades. They are everywhere! It seems like every tributary of Lost River, and the Wild Ammonoosuc River has at least one picturesque cascade. The water features in the notch are some of the best in the White Mountains. Read more about my Kinsman Notch adventures here.

Artifact from the Gordon Pond Railroad in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA. This was a logging railroad in operation from 1905-1916.
Artifact – Gordon Pond Railroad, New Hampshire
 

I also spent time shooting personal work involving the abandoned White Mountains logging railroads, and even blogged about it. I came across an interesting artifact (above) I am trying to identify. Identifying it will help piece together one of the many mysteries of the Gordon Pond Railroad I am researching. Read more about it here.

The Bath Covered Bridge in Bath, New Hampshire during the summer months. This historic covered bridge crosses over the Ammonoosuc River.
Bath Covered Bridge – Bath, New Hampshire
 

I spent two days in the Bath area and couldn’t resist stopping by the Bath Covered Bridge and The Brick Store. The Brick Store is an old fashion general store dating back to the 1790's that is fun to visit. And the Bath Covered Bridge is just a great piece of New England Americana! Both of these attractions are located in the village of Bath along Route 302. You can view more new images from the month of August here.

Happy image making..

 

Note: Every month I do a blog post showcasing five images I created during the month. They are intended to help you understand my lifestyle as a photographer.

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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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