Posts Tagged: alpine zone



Cog Railway Hotel Proposal

Cog Railroad - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Cog Railway Hotel Proposal, Mount Washington - The owner of the Mount Washington Cog Railway is again proposing a restaurant and hotel accommodations on New Hampshire's Mount Washington. However, this project is a little different than the 35-room hotel proposal he made a few years ago. The Cog Railway owns a 99-foot-wide strip of land that straddles the railroad from the Cog Railway Station to the summit of Mount Washington. These accommodations would be built within this strip of land, ...

Crawford Path, White Mountains

Crawford Path - Mt Washington, New Hampshire
Crawford Path, White Mountains - Crawford Path, located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is the oldest continuously-used mountain trail in America, and for a period of time it was used as a horse trail to Mt Washington. This eight and half mile historical path came to be in 1819 when Abel Crawford and his son Ethan Allen began building a trail to the summit of Mt Pierce, formerly called Mt Clinton. Once north of Mt Pierce, the Crawford ...

Winter Camera Protection, White Mountains

Carter Dome, White Mountains - Appalachian Trail
Winter Camera Gear Tip: When photographing in adverse winter conditions, one of my concerns is protecting camera gear from the elements. I find using products that are specifically made to protect the camera in harsh conditions to be beneficial. They do take some time to get use to, but are worth the investment. During harsh weather conditions in the New Hampshire White Mountains, I use Camera Armor, LensSkins, and LensCoat. And for down in the valleys and roadside I like ...

Mount Washington New Hampshire

Mount Washington - White Mountains, NH - Winter Stock Photo
Mount Washington State Park, New Hampshire - The Northeast's highest peak, home to the worst weather in the world, and a winter climber's paradise. The summit is a also excellent place to explore and photograph during the winter months. Its also a good subject to photograph in black & white. Here are five black & white shots from around the summit cone ...

Mount Pierce, Great Place To Start

Mount Pierce, Great Place To Start
Mount Pierce, Great Place To Start - One of the easier and best "bang for your buck" hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is Mount Pierce. You get alpine expose and beautiful views of the Presidential Range. All with the option of being able to retreat to the cover of the forest quickly. Very little of this hike is exposed, which makes it great training for hikers new to winter hiking. It is also a great area to ...

Top 10 2010 White Mountains Photos

Downes - Oliverian Brook Ski Trail - White Mountains, New Hampshire USA
(Number 1) Lost Pond - White Mountains, NH It's hard to pick only ten images to represent a year, but I think I managed. Since most of my focus and projects were in the White Mountains, I decided to only include imagery from the mountains. 1) Pinkham Notch - Lost Pond on the side the Appalachian Trail. The reflection of Mount Washington and Huntington Ravine are excellent and worth a early morning visit ...

Winter Hiking Safety and Photography

Winter Hiking Safety and Photography
Mt Pierce at dawn - White Mountains, NH Winter Hiking Safety and Photography - One winter, before sunrise, I was setup near the summit of Mt Pierce in the New Hampshire White Mountains photographing the moon. It was a perfect morning to be on the ridge with the temperature around 10 degrees. As I was doing this, I watched a hiker come up out of the brush on the east / southeastern side of Mt Pierce. He was completely off ...

Mount Washington Alpine Flowers

Labrador Tea-Ledum groenlandicum- during the summer months in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This plant can be found on the rocky slopes of the alpine zone
Mount Washington Alpine Flowers - During the spring months, tiny alpine flowers bloom on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. And one of the best areas to see these flowers is in the Alpine Garden, along the Alpine Garden Trail. The Alpine Garden Trail is located on the eastern slopes of Mt Washington and is considered to be one of the best places in the White Mountains to see alpine flora....[Continue reading] ...

Camera Batteries, Cold Weather

Carter-Moriah Trail - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Cold Weather & Camera Batteries - How do I approach the cold weather battery issue? Most DSLRs use battery packs these days, so I am not going to attempt to describe the different types of batteries that are available. My Canons use a 7.4V lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack, so I will be referring to them. And I am not a scientist, so I won't attempt to describe why batteries lose power in extremely cold conditions, but in short the cold ...