As I look at these images, I realize just how much I appreciate the simple scenes of the White Mountain National Forest. Even though both locations are only minutes off the beaten path, they represent nature in its grandest form. No sign of human impact anywhere, mankind is completely absent. Many nature lovers would consider this to be a perfect setting.
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Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire – The Pemigewasset (Pemi) Wilderness in New Hampshire is 45,000-acres of protected designated wilderness area that will keep any outdoor photographer busy for days. Every corner of the wilderness has interesting features to explore, and most areas are rich with East Branch & Lincoln Railroad history. Here are five shots from the Pemigewasset Wilderness that you may have never seen.
Shoal Pond, Pemigewasset Wilderness – Shoal Pond is a secluded 5-acre pond in the Pemigewasset Wilderness in the New Hampshire White Mountains. It can be reached by hiking the Shoal Pond Trail (off the Appalachian Trail). This pond is one of the unique features of the Pemigewasset Wilderness that makes designated wilderness areas special.
The reflection of the forest and Mount Carrigain in Shoal Pond early in the morning is excellent! And the area surrounding the pond is a great place to see wildlife. Wildlife photographers visiting the pond should bring your big lenses, because there is a good chance of seeing moose.
The Perch Shelter, White Mountains – The Perch Shelter is located along Perch Path in Cascade Ravine just off Randolph Path and Israel Ridge Path in the Presidential Range in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. Four tent platforms are also located at the Perch Shelter site.
Originally a birch bark building, the Perch Shelter dates back to the 1890s (around 1892) when J. Rayner Edmands built three camps in Cascade Ravine; Cascade Camp, Cliff Shelter, and the Perch Shelter. It has been renovated numerous times over the years, and the above photo shows how the shelter looked before the Randolph Mountain Club (RMC) renovated it in July / August 2010.