Scenes of August, New Hampshire

August, the Sanders Bridge along the Randolph Path in Low and Burbank's Grant, New Hampshire during the summer months.
Miriam Sanders Bridge – Low and Burbank's Grant, New Hampshire
 

Five images from the month of August – I can’t believe the month of August is just about over. And I realize that I am starting to repeat myself here but the time just flies by now. The White Mountains have been crazy this month. Parking at trailheads has been overflowing midweek, swimming holes packed, and moving around downtown Lincoln has been a slow process. But it is great to see people enjoying the White Mountains.

For the most part, my shooting schedule is planned out every month, and I very seldom roam aimlessly around the New Hampshire White Mountains with a camera. Once my schedule is set, I have to create an image of a given location no matter the conditions, and the included water scenes reflect this.

Cascade along Cold Brook in Randolph, New Hampshire during the summer months. This is believed to be the lower section of the forgotten Tertia Cascade.
Lower Section of Tertia Cascade – Randolph, New Hampshire
 

I spent a few days this month shooting in the Northern Presidential Range along Cold Brook. Old maps show eleven cascades along Cold Brook, and the cascade above is believed to be the lower section of the forgotten Tertia Cascade.

Cascade at Coldspur Ledges in Randolph, New Hampshire during the summer months. This small cascade is located at the confluence of Cold Brook and Spur Brook.
Spur Brook – Randolph, New Hampshire
 

When in the Northern Presidential Range this month, I started shooting the Spur Brook drainage. The small cascade above is located on Spur Brook, at the confluence of Cold Brook and Spur Brook, in an area known as Coldspur Ledges. The water level was very low on the day I photographed this cascade.

Remnants of what is believed to be the upper reserve dam, Little Dam, along the Wild Ammonoosuc River in Woodstock, New Hampshire. This log driving dam was used during the late 1800s and early 1900s by the Fall Mountain Paper Company, which later became the International Paper Company, to move logs to the Connecticut River.
Upper Reserve Dam, "Little Dam" – Wild Ammonoosuc River, New Hampshire
 

I spent half a day this month shooting the forgotten Wildwood Settlement. I have been shooting this settlement on and off over the last year. And I have come to the realization that it has a very complex history. Above are remnants of what is believed to be the upper reserve dam, Little Dam, along the Wild Ammonoosuc River. This log driving dam was used during the late 1800s and early 1900s by the Fall Mountain Paper Company, which later became the International Paper Company, to move logs down to the Connecticut River. The last log drive was in 1911.

This is the image for August in the 2017 White Mountains New Hampshire calendar. Rock cairns near the summit of Mount Moosilauke.
August Photo (Mount Moosilauke) – 2017 White Mountains Calendar
 

Because calendar season is upon us, I want to share with you the scene that represents August (above) in my 2017 White Mountains New Hampshire calendar. The history surrounding Mount Moosilauke is fascinating, and the rock cairns on the summit give this mountain a unique appearance that makes it stand out among all the other mountains in the White Mountains.

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 August 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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