Tributaries of the Wild Ammonoosuc River

 Tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River on the side of Mt. Blue in Kinsman Notch of the White Mountains, New Hampshire during the autumn months. This brooks runs on west of Beaver Pond.
Tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
 

Tributaries of the Wild Ammonoosuc River – This week I started shooting along one of the tributaries of the Wild Ammonoosuc River in Kinsman Notch of New Hampshire. I was able to take advantage of an overcast day to create a handful of pleasing images along an unnamed brook that drains into the Wild Ammonoosuc.

Many of you have listened to me rant and rave about how great the tributaries of Lost River are, well the Wild Ammonoosuc River also has some great tributaries. All of the included cascades are along one brook, and they are possibly the forgotten Blue Ravine Cascades. Though the water level was low on the day I visited, I found them to be very interesting.

Tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River on the side of Mt. Blue in Kinsman Notch of the White Mountains, New Hampshire during the autumn months.
Tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
 

I visited these cascades last year, but the water level was very low and only a trickle of water was coming over the ledge in the above image. These cascades should look great during spring snowmelt and after heavy rains. I can not wait to revisit them.

Tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River on the side of Mt. Blue in Kinsman Notch of the White Mountains, New Hampshire during the autumn months.
Tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
 

Why there are no trails leading to many of the cascades in Kinsman Notch today baffles me. Even more so considering logging railroads and Civilian Conservation Corp camps were in the area during the 1900's, and the first documented exploration of Lost River took place in 1852. There is no question the area was heavily explored in the early days of the White Mountains.

Tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River on the side of Mt. Blue in Kinsman Notch of the White Mountains, New Hampshire during the autumn months.
Tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
 

As an environmental conscious society, we may be better off that most of these picturesque brooks are off the beaten path, and for now only the ones who dare to step off the trail can experience the serenity of them.

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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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2 Responses to “Tributaries of the Wild Ammonoosuc River”

  1. Liz

    Man, I want to hike with you sometime. You find a lot of beautiful places.

    Is there a difference between the Ammonoosuc River and the Wild Ammonoosuc River?

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    • Erin Paul Donovan

      Hi Liz,

      I can’t get enough of the beautiful places! 🙂

      Yes there is a difference. The Wild Ammonoosuc River is considered to be a tributary of the Ammonoosuc River. Both are pretty cool rivers to explore.

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