Posts Tagged: Nelson Crag Trail

Benjamin Lincoln Ball, Mount Washington

Benjamin Lincoln Ball - Mount Washington, New Hampshire
Benjamin Lincoln Ball, Mount Washington - On Mount Washington in New Hampshire, along the Nelson Crag Trail, there is a feature known as “Ball Crag”. It’s named for Doctor Benjamin Lincoln Ball (1820-1859). Born in Northborough, Massachusetts, he was a Harvard graduate, dentist, traveler, and author of two books: Rambles in Eastern Asia (1855) and Three Days on the White Mountains (1856). He was also an experienced mountain climber...[Continue reading] ...

Trail Rock Cairns

The silhouette of a rock cairn on the summit of Mount Washington at dusk in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA
Trail Rock Cairns Images by ScenicNH Photography LLC Rock Cairns: A rock cairn is defined as a pile of rocks that marks the location of a hiking trail. They vary in size from one foot to massive piles of rocks. Many rock cairns in the alpine zone of the Presidential Range are impressive eye-catching pieces of art. They are found throughout the White Mountains of New Hampshire and make great photo subjects. Above is a slideshow of rock cairns found ...