June, White Mountains

Lupine fields in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire USA during the spring months during the Annual Celebration of Lupines Festival.
Fields of Lupine – Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
 

June, White Mountains – Here in the New Hampshire White Mountains the weather during June has been excellent. We have had a few hot days, but you will not hear me complaining. This month has been very busy, and because my schedule is full for the rest of June, I am posting my monthly article early.

June is the Annual Celebration of Lupines in Sugar Hill. And every year photographers invade the fields of Sugar Hill with hopes of creating the perfect lupine scene. This year I decided to approach the lupine fields with a different mindset, and I wanted to avoid creating a grand landscape scene. The above image is one of only a few I created this year of the lupine fields.

Coffin Pond in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire USA during the spring months.
Coffin Pond – Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
 

When I visit Sugar Hill, I make a point to stop by Coffin Pond (above). Early in the morning, when the water is calm, the reflection of clouds and mountains in Coffin Pond is excellent. I think this is one of the best views in the area and being roadside it requires no hiking.

Mt. Kinsman Flume (Howland’s Flume) along Flume Brook during the spring months. This natural gorge is located off the Mt. Kinsman Trail in Easton, New Hampshire.
Mt Kinsman Flume (or Howland’s Flume) – Easton, New Hampshire
 

I spent a rainy day in Easton photographing forest disturbances, which most of you will not be interested in, but I did visit Mt. Kinsman Flume (or Howland’s Flume). This natural gorge is located on Flume Brook, off the Mt. Kinsman Trail, and is a smaller version of the Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park. If you would like to view an antique stereoview of the above scene from the 1890s click here.

The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, New Hampshire USA during the spring months.
The Rocks Estate – Bethlehem, New Hampshire
 

I spent one morning at the Rocks Estate, off Route 302, in Bethlehem, New Hampshire photographing stone walls, and the cloud cover looked awesome. This 1,400 acre protected property is rich with history, and serves as the Forest Society’s North Country Conservation and Education Center. If you have never visited it, I highly recommend you do so.

Panoramic of Breezy Point in Warren, New Hampshire USA during the summer months. These fields were once the site of 19th century resort hotels known as Merrill's Mountain Home, the Breezy Point House and the Moosilauke Inn. This image consists of nine images stitched together.
Breezy Point – Warren, New Hampshire
 

I was also shooting along Route 118 in New Hampshire. This road maybe one of the bumpiest roads in the state, but there are some very interesting features along it. One of my favorite locations are the fields of Breezy Point (above). These fields were once the site of 19th century resort hotels known as Merrill's Mountain Home, the Breezy Point House and the Moosilauke Inn. What a view!

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 from the month of June 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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