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Jewell Trail, White Mountains

Southern Presidential Range from the Jewell Trail in Thompson and Meserve's Purchase in the New Hampshire White Mountains at sunset on a cloudy summer day. The Jewell Trail is named for Sergeant Winfield S. Jewell. He was an Army Signal Corps observer on Mount Washington from 1878-1880. And on April 12, 1884, while on the Greely expedition to the Arctic, Jewell died of starvation. Out of the 25 men on the three year Greeley expedition (1881–1884), only six survived.
Sunset – Jewell Trail, White Mountains
 

Jewell Trail, White Mountains – Established in 1934, the roughly 3.7 mile long Jewell Trail begins at a trailhead on Base Station Road in Chandler's Purchase, New Hampshire. It travels up an unnamed ridge of Mount Clay, eventually ending at the Gulfside Trail; the Gulfside Trail is a segment of the scenic Appalachian Trail. Upon reaching the junction with the Gulfside Trail, many hikers continue on to Mount Washington.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) were involved in the building of the trail. The CCC was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States; they built bridges, roads, trails, and many other structures in the New Hampshire White Mountains.

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Bald Mountain, Franconia Notch State Park

A hiker on the summit of Bald Mountain in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Franconia Notch is in the background.
Franconia Notch from Bald Mountain – Franconia, New Hampshire
 

Bald Mountain, Franconia Notch State Park – Located a short distance from Echo Lake in Franconia, New Hampshire is another great location where photographers will have no problem creating images. Even though some hiking has to be done to reach the summit of Bald Mountain the views of Franconia Notch are worth the short hike.

Back in the 1800’s a carriage road lead to just below the summit of Bald Mountain. The 1859 second edition, of “The White Mountain Guide Book” (Eastman's White Mountain Guide) references that a carriage road had been built the “present season” from the highway, north of the Profile House, to the summit of Bald Mountain. The same description also states that the mountain had been little visited up until that point.

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Sunrise & Sunset Photography

Sunset from Bald Mountain – White Mountains, New Hampshire  
 

Sunrise & Sunset Photography, New Hampshire – The setting sun and orange sky looks cool and get lots of attention on social media sites, but reality is the photography market is flooded with this kind of imagery. Don’t get me wrong every outdoor photographer in the world has these kind of shots on file, but the truth of the matter is these scenes have little market value. A simple solution to make these type of scenes more marketable – look away from the rising or setting sun and look for an interesting scene.

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