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Philosopher of the Pool, Franconia Notch

Philosopher of the Pool, Franconia Notch
Philosopher of the Pool, Franconia Notch - New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch has an abundance of interesting attractions. Located along the Pemigewasset River just below the Sentinel Pine Covered Bridge is a natural basin known as the Pool. Created by glaciers at the end of the last ice age, this basin is 40 feet deep and 150 feet wide; the cliff walls are 130 feet high. Dating back to the 1800s, this basin has been a tourist attraction. Guests of the ...

The Basin, Franconia Notch

The Basin - Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
The Basin, Franconia Notch - The Basin is a 20-foot-wide (some say 30 feet), 15 feet deep, glacial pothole along the Pemigewasset River in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. It was formed by melting glaciers at the end of the last ice age; the combination of the melting glacier water and swirling sand and stones eroded and smoothed the bedrock. Nineteenth-century writers, such as Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), were fascinated with this natural wonder...[Continue reading] ...

Charles Meakin Royal Ironstone

Franconia Notch - Lincoln, New Hampshire
Charles Meakin Royal Ironstone - This artifact (a piece of Charles Meakin Royal Ironstone China) remains in the general area of today's Flume Gorge Visitor Center in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. This is how the artifact was found; artifacts are protected and should be left where they are found. Based on the marking, this ironstone china was made by Charles Meakin at the Burslem works in England from 1870-1882..[Continue reading] ...

Franconia Notch Book

Franconia Notch Book (Images of America) by Erin Paul Donovan
Franconia Notch Book (Images of America series) - For the last one and a half years, I have been working on a photo history book that focuses on Franconia Notch. I am excited to announce that it is now public! Copies of the book can be purchased directly through my website, and it can also be purchased at numerous retail locations throughout New Hampshire. Published by Arcadia Publishing, with the use of archival photographs, Franconia Notch explores the rich and ...

Happy Earth Day 2024, New Hampshire

Echo Lake State Park - North Conway, New Hampshire
Earth Day, April 22, 2024 - Happy Earth Day from the New Hampshire White Mountains! Earth Day is an annual day founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. And the purpose of this day is to celebrate and create awareness for the environment...[Continue reading] ...

Robertson Bridge, Webster Cliff Trail

Robertson Bridge - Appalachian Trail, Crawford Notch
Robertson Bridge, Webster Cliff Trail - Built in 2008, the 56-foot-long Robertson Bridge is dedicated to the memory of Albert Sargent Robertson and his wife, Priscilla. Albert and Priscilla volunteered their time to the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club, and Albert was one of the founding members. After Albert passed away, Priscilla remained involved with the club...[Continue reading] ...

Bridges, Pemigewasset Wilderness

Thoreau Falls Trail - Pemi Wilderness, New Hampshire
Bridges, Pemigewasset Wilderness - Since 2009, three bridges have been removed from the Pemigewasset Wilderness. At 45,000 acres, the Pemigewasset Wilderness is New Hampshire’s largest federally designated wilderness. For one reason or another, outdoor enthusiasts not familiar with the Pemigewasset Wilderness confuse these bridges. Two of the removed bridges crossed the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River, and one crossed Black Brook. The suspension bridge at the start of the Lincoln Woods Trail is not in the Pemigewasset Wilderness...[Continue reading] ...

Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Trail

180 Foot Suspension Bridge - Wilderness Trail, Pemigewasset Wilderness
Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Trail - Built in 1959-1960 (completed September 1960), the 180-foot long suspension bridge along the Wilderness Trail crossed the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire's 45,000-acre federally designated Pemigewasset Wilderness. The Wilderness Trail utilizes the railroad bed of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948), and after railroad operations came to an end, the suspension bridge was built to replace trestle No. 17; before the bridge was built, hikers used the railroad trestle to ...

Home Comfort Stove, Wilderness Trail

Camp 18 - East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, New Hampshire
Home Comfort Stove, Wilderness Trail - Seen above in 2009 is an old Home Comfort Stove made by the Wrought Iron Range Company in St. Louis, Missouri. This protected artifact remains along the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948) at the sight of logging Camp 18 in New Hampshire's Pemigewasset Wilderness. Today’s Wilderness Trail passes by this historic site...[Continue reading] ...

2023 Year in Review, White Mountains

South Branch of the Gale River - Bethlehem, New Hampshire
2023 Year in Review, White Mountains - Another year gone! Here in the White Mountains, the weather has been some of the strangest we have seen. As of today, there is just a dusting of snow in our front yard, and the White Mountains region is recovering from a major rainstorm. All the snow that was at the lower elevations melted during the rainstorm. At this point, we need a blizzard....[Continue reading] ...