Posts Tagged: camping

Campsite Trash, Kancamagus Scenic Byway

Poor leave no trace ethics on Fire road 511 along the Kancamagus Highway (route 112), which is one of New England's scenic byways in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This road has many campgrounds but campers still prefer to camp off in the woods. Leaving a mess behind, like this, is not acceptable. People need to pick up their mess when they leave the forest.
Kancamagus Scenic Byway – Forest Road 511 Campsite (2011)

Campsite TrashKancamagus Scenic Byway – Admittedly the heat has taken its toll on me this week and I didn’t feel like doing anything today. My plans for the day were to walk up Forest Road 511 along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in New Hampshire to finish photographing a hardwood forest I found a few months ago. There is a nice mix of hardwoods in this area. 

As I started walking up the Forest Road, I changed my plans and decided to pick up a mess left at a campsite along the Forest Road. The trash has been there a least a few months (maybe more), definitely abandoned. Most of it has been blowing around the area.

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Black Bears, White Mountains

Black Bear -Ursus americanus- in Pinkham Notch of the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA during the summer months.
Black Bear – White Mountains, New Hampshire

Black Bears, White Mountains – Bluff charges and tent ransacking are the topic of discussion these days (July 2010) here in the New Hampshire's White Mountains. There have been reports of bears causing trouble for hikers and campers throughout the White Mountain National Forest.

Recently bears raided the Thirteen Falls campsite in the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The bears entered hiker's tents and got away with food. One couple that experienced the raid at Thirteen Falls campsite stated the bears were not frightened by humans.

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The Perch Shelter, White Mountains

The Perch Shelter is located along Perch Path in Cascade  Ravine just off the Randolph Path and Israel Ridge Path in the Northern Presidential Range, which is located in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire.
The Perch Shelter – White Mountains, New Hampshire

The Perch Shelter, White Mountains – The Perch Shelter is located along the Perch Path in Cascade Ravine, just off Randolph Path and Israel Ridge Path, in the Presidential Range in the New Hampshire White Mountains. 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 renovated it in July / August 2010 (July 12 – August 20, 2010 +/-) .

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