Posts Tagged: Tropical Storm Irene



Trail Construction, White Mountains

Trail Construction - Rerouted section (left) of the Mt Tecumseh Trail in the Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
September 2011, Mt Tecumseh Trail – Trail Construction
 

Trail Construction and Maintenance, White Mountains – In 2011, Tropical Storm Irene caused massive destruction along the East coast of the United States. The White Mountain National Forest was officially closed during the storm. Many trails in the White Mountains were damaged, and required extensive trail work. And this series of photos shows the trail work done to one trail that suffered storm damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

A section of the Mt Tecumseh Trail washed out and had to be rerouted. The above photo shows the junction of the trail reroute (left), and the section of trail that washed out (right) shortly after a Maine Forest Service crew cut the reroute in 2011. Forest Service chose the reroute location and marked it, and a Maine Forest Service crew, helping reopen trails damaged from Irene, did the cutting. The closed section of trail was also brushed in. This information is direct from Forest Service. Note the tree in the reroute (left) with the orange flagging on it.

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Lincoln Woods Trail Temporary Closure

Lincoln Woods Trail Temporary Closure
Lincoln Woods Trail, New Hampshire – Tropical Storm Irene Damaged
 

July 2013, Lincoln Woods Trail Temporary Closure – The Lincoln Woods Trail in Lincoln, New Hampshire will be temporary closed in mid-August 2013 for six to eight weeks while Forest Service repairs damage from Tropical Storm Irene. You can read the White Mountains National Forest announcement here.

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Hurricane Sandy vs Tropical Storm Irene

The East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA after hours of heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Sandy. This hurricane caused massive destruction along the east coast, but the White Mountains of New Hampshire received almost no damage.
Hurricane Sandy – Looking down the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River
 

Hurricane Sandy vs Tropical Storm Irene – I was able to photograph the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, New Hampshire from the same location during Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Irene. Water levels during Hurricane Sandy did not compare to the raging rapids encountered during Tropical Storm Irene.

I will never forget seeing waves in the East Branch of the Pemi during Irene. Here are a few images from the same location during each storm. They will give you an idea on the water height during each storm.

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Landslide, Hancock Mountain Range

Looking down a landslide on the side of the Hancock Mountain Range in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of Lincoln, New Hampshire USA. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 caused an old landslide that was in the process of being natural regenerated to slide again. The natural process of regeneration must start all over. The new landslide looks to follow the track of the old one. This storm caused extensive damage along the East coast of the United States and the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Landslide Path – Hancock Mountain Range, New Hampshire
 

Landslide, Hancock Mountain Range – More damage from Tropical Storm Irene in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The landslide is on the side of the Hancock Mountain Range in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of Lincoln, New Hampshire. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Irene look to have caused an old landslide that was in the process of being natural regenerated to slide again. And for the record, these are my observations based on the information I have.

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Tropical Storm Irene, Before & After

Aftermath of flash flood along the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, New Hampshire from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. This tropical storm / hurricane caused destruction along the East Coast of the United States and the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire was officially closed during the storm.
Tropical Storm Irene Damage – East Branch of the Pemigewasset River, Lincoln
 

Tropical Storm Irene, White Mountains – From 6PM Saturday August 27, 2011 through midnight Monday August 29, 2011 the White Mountain National Forest was closed because of Tropical Storm Irene. This tropical storm caused massive damage along the East Coast of the United States and the White Mountain National Forest was officially closed during the storm. The above photo of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River, near the Lincoln Woods Trail, shows how the river looked just days after the storm.

With the large amount of damage Tropical Storm Irene has caused throughout the state of New Hampshire, I thought it would be interesting to show some before and after scenes of a few locations in the White Mountains that have been impacted. Many of the brooks and rivers have been drastically altered.

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Tropical Storm Irene, White Mountains

Flash flood of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Loon's South Mountain bridge can be seen downstream. This tropical storm / hurricane caused destruction along the East coast of the United States and the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire was officially closed during the storm.
East Branch of the Pemigewasset River during the storm
 

August 2011, Tropical Storm Irene – Tropical Storm Irene has caused massive destruction throughout New England. Many bridges, buildings and roads have been washed away, and officials are saying roads will be closed for weeks. Many of the rivers in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire have been badly eroded and are clogged with trees.

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