Shell Cascade – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Shell Cascade, Waterville Valley – Located on Hardy Brook, a tributary of the Mad River, in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire is a small, but unique, cascade known as Shell Cascade. Because of its location, this cascade isn’t visited much. It is not in a remote area by any means, but no official trail leads to it, and during times of high water it can be difficult to reach Hardy Brook. And for these reasons, its considered to be a forgotten waterfall.
Visitors to Waterville Valley and the White Mountains region have been visiting Shell Cascade since the 1800s. And reference to Shell Cascade can be found in the 1892 book “The Waterville Valley: A History, Description, and Guide” By Arthur Lewis Goodrich, and on A.L Goodrich’s 1904 map of Waterville Valley.
Birch Island Brook – Lincoln, New Hampshire
Birch Island Brook Falls, Lincoln – Looking at the above image of Birch Island Brook, near Ice Pond, in Lincoln, New Hampshire you would never think there would be a small picturesque waterfall along it. But you know the old saying, looks can be deceiving.
Over the years, I have explored numerous brooks in the White Mountains and have realized that the many of them have interesting features that offer unique photography opportunities. Birch Island Brook is an excellent example of this. And today, I want to share a few scenes from along the brook with you.
Tributary of Lost River – Woodstock, New Hampshire
There still is autumn color to be found. You just have to look for it. The above image is along a tributary of Lost River in Woodstock, New Hampshire USA on a rainy overcast day.
Lincoln Woods Trail – Small Stream
Lincoln Woods Trail, Stream – Along the Lincoln Woods Trail in the New Hampshire White Mountains is a small stream that I have walked past countless times over the years when heading into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. For one reason or another, I have never given it a second look. Most of the time, harsh light and / or being on a time frame to get to a location is the reason. However, a few weeks ago, the stream looked perfect, better than some waterfalls I have photographed.
The 2.9 mile-long Lincoln Woods Trails utilizes the railroad bed of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948). And it is the gateway to the 45,000-acre Pemigewasset Wilderness. All types of outdoor enthusiasts (day hikers, fishermen, peakbaggers, railroad enthusiasts, etc.) use the trail. If interested, you can read more about the Lincoln Woods Trail here.
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