Posts Tagged: appalachian trail



Beaver Brook Cascades, Kinsman Notch

Beaver Brook Cascades on Beaver Brook in Kinsman Notch of the New Hampshire White Mountains on a rainy spring day. The Appalachian Tail passes by these cascades.
Beaver Brook Cascades – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
 

Beaver Brook Cascades, Kinsman Notch – When it comes to waterfalls in the New Hampshire White Mountains, the waterfalls in Kinsman Notch are often overlooked. I can only guess Kinsman Notch’s reputation of having rough terrain is what keeps most away from exploring this incredible Notch.

Kinsman Notch has a number of named and unmanned waterfalls, and one of the better known ones is Beaver Brook Cascades. These cascades are located on Beaver Brook, and the Appalachian Trail (Beaver Brook Trail) runs on the side of them. The earliest reference I have found to them is from the 1890s.

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Mountain Landscapes, Presidential Range

Appalachian Trail - Hiking on Crawford Path in the Presidential Range, which is  located in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire USA. Mount Washington is in cloud cover.
Crawford Path – Mt Washington, New Hampshire
 

Six images of Mountain Landscapes, Presidential Range – Today, I am going to share with you landscape scenes from along the Appalachian Trail (AT) corridor in the Presidential Range of the New Hampshire White Mountains. I think its safe to say there is no other place in New England like the Presidential Range.

All of the images included in this blog article are from my medium format days (film), a time when photography was a much slower process. During the film days, I only had 15 shots to create a pleasing photo, and I wouldn’t know if I was successful at it until weeks later after the film was developed. I can’t help but reminisce about how different the photography industry is now than it was ten plus years ago.

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Kinsman Notch, Beaver Brook Cascades

Kinsman Notch - Beaver Brook Cascades during the spring months. These cascades are located along the Appalachian Tail in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire USA. These wodnerful cascades are on the side of the Appalachian Trail in Kinsman Notch and offer a great spot to relax and take in nature.
Kinsman Notch – Beaver Brook Cascades
 

The last few days I have been shooting in one of New Hampshire's windiest notches, Kinsman Notch. I'm always amazed at how the wind blows through this notch! Sometimes wind gusts are so strong they knock you off balance! On top of windy conditions, morning fog has also been an issue.

Early on one morning I managed to create these images along Beaver Brook. The fog acted like a diffuser and burned out the sun allowing for nice even and manageable light across the brook. No hot spots anywhere, a photographer's dream! You can see the fog in the upper half of the above image.

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Mount Success, Douglas DC-3 Plane Crash

Appalachian Trail - Crash site of Northeast Airlines Flight 792 on Mount Success in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This was a Douglas DC-3 Plane, which crashed on November 30, 1954. Seven people on-board survived the initial crash, but two later died from injuries while waiting to be rescued.
Mount Success – Douglas DC-3 Plane Crash Site
 

Mount Success, Douglas DC-3 Plane Crash – On November 30, 1954, Northeast Airlines Flight 792, encountered snow squalls, reducing visibility to zero, during its flight to Berlin, New Hampshire. The plane continued on and while trying to navigate only by instruments to the Berlin Airport it crashed into the southern slope of Mount Success (3,565 feet) in the Mahoosuc Range of the New Hampshire White Mountains.

The flight originated at Boston, Massachusetts, and was bound for Berlin, New Hampshire, with stops at Concord and Laconia, New Hampshire. On board the twin-engine Douglas DC-3 plane was a crew of four and three passengers.

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