Posts Tagged: environmental vandalism

Camping Ethics, White Mountains

Poor "Leave No Trace" habits on the the side a Sawyer River Trail in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA.
Sawyer River Trail – White Mountains, NH

Leave No Trace, Camping EthicsThe Leave No Trace program is a very effective program that uses simple principles and common sense to promote back-country camping ethics. Creating awareness for camping ethics is an important part of the program. Feel free to share this blog post with your friends.

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Mt Tecumseh Summit Vandalism

Scenic views from the summit of  Mount Tecumseh during the winter months in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
January 2009 – Mt Tecumseh Summit Viewpoint

Mt Tecumseh Summit Vandalism – Someone or some group is illegally cutting down trees to improve the summit viewpoint on Mt Tecumseh in Waterville Valley of New Hampshire. I am using photo monitoring, also known as repeat photography, to create a visual journal that shows progression of illegal cutting on the summit. I update the visual journal, at the below link, with a new image after each monthly visit I make to Mt Tecumseh. For full impact of this issue, I encourage you to watch the full screen visual presentation (slideshow) here.

Two trails lead to the Mt Tecumseh summit. One from Tripoli Road that is lightly maintained and a joy to hike. The other from the ski area is excessively maintained and has more stonework than most parks in Boston.

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Unattended Campfire, Pemigewasset Wilderness

Pemigewasset Wilderness - Unattended campfire along the bank of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River. Photographer put campfire out.
Unattended Backcountry Campfire – Pemigewasset Wilderness

Unattended Campfire, Pemigewasset Wilderness – In May 2010, I spent a day deep in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of New Hampshire doing research and verifying information along the old East Branch & Lincoln Railroad. It was a wonderful day, but what I stumbled upon caught me completely off guard.

As I worked my way along the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River, near the Thoreau Falls Trail and Wilderness Trail junction, I came across a campsite with a fire pit. I have found numerous campsites with fire pits, but what was different about this one is the FIRE was still going, and the site was vacant!

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