Scenes of July, New Hampshire

Sunrise from along Route 93 in the northern section of Franconia Notch State Park in the New Hampshire White Mountains during the month of July.
Sunrise From Route 93 – Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire
 

Scenes of July, New Hampshire – As I sit here and write this blog article today, I can’t believe the month of July is over, and August is knocking at the door. This month flew by, and the weather has been a little on the humid side for me. I can’t help wonder what the weather is going to be in August. I have always enjoyed the summer months, but the older I get, the more and more I prefer shooting in the cold days of winter.

This month I have been mainly focused on shooting a long term project that I have been working on over the last few years. And at this stage of the game, I am shooting mostly in the Northern Presidential Range of the New Hampshire White Mountains.

Reflection of Cannon Cliff in Profile Lake in Franconia Notch State Park of the New Hampshire White Mountains during the month of July.
Profile Lake – Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire
 

I did spend a few days this month shooting in Franconia Notch State Park and Waterville Valley, but the above image is one of only a few that I have had time to edit. Hopefully, I can edit them in the next few weeks, but with the backlog of images I have, who knows when I will be able to get to them.

Northern Presidential Range from Durand Lake in Randolph, New Hampshire at sunrise during the month of July.
Durand Lake – Randolph, New Hampshire
 

When in the Northern Presidential Range this month, a couple of my days started at Durand Lake. This small manmade lake is part of the Durand Lake Recreation Area in Randolph. It offers an incredible view of King Ravine and the Northern Presidentials. And the reflection (above) early in the morning is picture perfect.

One of the many cascades located above Duck Fall on Snyder Brook in Low and Burbank's Grant, New Hampshire during the month of July. This is possibly Thorndike Fall.
Snyder Brook – Low and Burbank's Grant, New Hampshire
 

Most of my time in the Northern Presidential Range was spent shooting waterfalls. The area is known for the beautiful cascades along Bumpus Brook, Snyder Brook, Cold Brook, and other brooks in the area. I spent a full day shooting along Snyder Brook (above), and you can read about it here.

Rock steps along the Inlook Trail in Randolph, New Hampshire during the summer months. This trail leads to Dome Rock and has excellent views looking up Snyder Brook Valley toward Mount Madison and Mount Adams.
Staircase Along The Inlook Trail – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

As July comes to an end, I am thinking about how trail stewardship impacts our hiking experiences. After hiking the Mt Tecumseh Trail this month and seeing, in my opinion, one of the most unnatural looking stone staircases I have ever seen in the White Mountains my appreciation for the Northern Presidential Range has grown.

I have always enjoyed the trail system in the Northern Presidential Range, which is maintained mostly by the Randolph Mountain Club. The craftsmanship, care for conserving the trails, and staying true to environmentally friendly trail work is apparent in the aesthetically pleasing stonework (above) they do. This selfless group is genuinely dedicated to conserving the trails in a way that doesn’t ruin the experience of the great outdoors.

All of the above images can be licensed for publications by clicking on the image you are interested in, and 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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2 Responses to “Scenes of July, New Hampshire”

  1. Steve Alden

    I find the sunrise photo of the highway as eerily beautiful as the lake scenes.  Your photos are an interesting juxtaposition of the man-made with the natural.

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