2016 White Mountains Projects

Scenic view along the Mt Parker Trail near the summit of Mount Resolution in the White Mountains. This is an great trail to hike during the summer and winter seasons.
Mt Parker Trail – Mount Resolution, New Hampshire
 

2016 White Mountains Projects – I have been trying to decide what I want my first blog article of the year to be about. With the start of the New Year, and everyone making resolutions for 2016, I initially wanted to fire everyone up by showing you some disturbing human impact scenes, but the article isn’t coming together as I like so I have moved on from that for now.

Last year, I publicly shared the environmental issues I would be documenting in 2015, and today I want to share with you a few of the projects I will be shooting in 2016. These projects are only a portion of what I will be shooting this year, but they will help give you a better understanding of my lifestyle as a working photographer. This will be the first year in a number of years that I will not be shooting many human impact issues.

An abandoned campsite along a tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River, on the side of Mt. Blue, in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Poor leave no trace camping is becoming a major problem in the White Mountains and we need to put an end to it.
Abandoned Campsite – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
 

Backcountry Camping Impact – I have been documenting backcountry camping impact for many years, and one of the main reasons why I continue to document it is because its one of the easiest ways to show the impact that we have on the forests. And it seems to hit home with outdoor enthusiasts when they see images of a forest littered with trash. You can view more imagery of backcountry camping impact here.

Loon Pond Mountain Cascades along Horner Brook in Lincoln, New Hampshire. These small cascades look excellent after heavy rains.
Loon Pond Mountain Cascades – Woodstock, New Hampshire
 

Forgotten Waterfalls – I will be spending some of this year photographing forgotten cascades and waterfalls in the White Mountains region. Waterfalls are not generally the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of the history surrounding the White Mountains, but they are very much part of the history and culture of the White Mountains. You can view more imagery of waterfalls in the White Mountains here.

August 2015 - View from the summit of Mt Tecumseh in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Ongoing illegal cutting over the last few years has changed the landscape of the summit.
Mt Tecumseh – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
 

Mt Tecumseh Vandalism – I have decided that I will continue to cover the vandalism happening on the summit of Mt Tecumseh in Waterville Valley. The law enforcement division of Forest Service is actively investigating the illegal cutting on the summit and they have ensured me that if they are able to determine the party responsible for cutting the summit they will be held accountable. Read more on the Mt Tecumseh summit vandalism here.

Remnants of an old cellar hole in Benton, New Hampshire. This road traveled in between the old East Road and the old North and South Road. Many of these cellar holes have been forgotten about.
David Clough Farmstead – Benton, New Hampshire
 

Hill Farm Settlements – I will be documenting a number of abandoned hill farm settlements in the White Mountains region this year. With no snow last month I was able to start photographing the nineteenth century hill farm community that surrounded the North and South Road in Coventry (Benton), New Hampshire. You can view more imagery of hill farm settlements here.

I also will be writing regular blog articles again this year, much like last year's format, that are focused on my photography work. And I am always looking for environmental issues in the White Mountains to document so if you know of any feel free to send me an email.

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 New Hampshire White Mountains 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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